Belarus: farmers to sow 360 thousand ha of winter rapeseed

Belarus finished rapeseed sowing for 2017 harvest. According to Belarus AgMin farmers will increase rapeseed sowing area to 360 thousand ha. As of August 31, sowing has been carried out at 332.1 thousand ha or 92.3% from the total sowing area. Last year sowing area of rapeseed 264 totaled thousand ha. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)

Armenia: pork imports from Ukraine banned

Armenia has banned imports of pigs and pork from Ukraine, the Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation reports. “The ban on imports implied to pigs and pork, as well as the whole genetic materials of livestock: bristles, intestinal materials, leather, various raw materials, and pork products as well as hunting trophies”, reads the report. In addition, Armenia imposed…


Ukraine: Ministry of Economy to recruit CEOs for Boryspil airport, Elektrovazhmash, Ukrkhimtransamiak and Mariupol seaport

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) of Ukraine opens competitive selection for CEO positions at state-owned companies Ukrkhimtransamiak (operator of ammonia pipeline), Elektrovazhmash (electric machinery producer), Mariupol Commercial Seaport and Boryspil International Airport. The ministry has invited reputable recruiting agencies to help find top-class managers with an impeccable reputation and successful track record…


Azerbaijan: SOCAR to export LNG

The Azerbaijani state oil company SOCAR is supplying liquefied natural gas to new buyers. “SOCAR will possibly start “pure trading” in the next five years”, Arzu Azimov, chief executive officer of Geneva-based Socar Trading, said. “Until then it will focus on projects that involve using LNG to generate power in nations from Africa to Southeast…


Turkey and Turkmenistan mull bilateral ties

Turkey attaches special importance to the development of the traditionally friendly and fraternal relations with Turkmenistan, Ahmet Arslan, Turkish minister of transport, maritime affairs and communication, said. Arslan made remarks at a meeting with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in Ashgabat. The sides expressed confidence in further development of the interstate cooperation, which was initially based…


Turkmenistan and Qatar mull cooperation prospects

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov discussed the topical issues of bilateral cooperation at a meeting with Qatar’s Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, the Turkmen government said. Stressing the broad prospects for the development of trade and economic relations, the sides called for intensifying fruitful partnership in various fields. The oil and gas…


Uzbekistan to host conference on phosphorite processing technologies

Uzbekistan will host the first international conference “Resource saving technologies for processing of phosphorite of Central Kyzylkums into phosphate fertilizers and phosphoric salts” in October. Uzkimyosanoat and Ammofos-Maxam are organizers of the conference. According to the organizers, the conference will be held in Tashkent on October 10. The conference is aimed at discussing important achievements…