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BELARUS. THE TASTE OF NATURE PAVILION AT GULFOOD INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION IN DUBAI

22-25 february 2021

25 Belarusian food industry enterprises take part in Belarus. The Taste of Nature national pavilion at the largest international exhibition of food and beverages, Gulfood-2021 in Dubai.

The national pavilion opening ceremony was held on February 22. It was attended by the Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Ulakhovich, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the United Arab Emirates Andrei Luchenok, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus Igor Brylo, Deputy Chairman of Belgospischeprom Concern Aleksandr Yakovchits, Director of Exhibition Unitary Enterprise “Belinterexpo” of the BelCCI Eugeniy Vvedenski, Director of Export Services Department of Dubai Exports Abdelrahman Al Hosani, and senior representatives of Belarusian companies.

The Belarusian exporting companies present meat and dairy products, poultry meat and eggs, bakery products and confectioneries. All the products to be presented at the exhibition have ISO and Halal certificates.

The novelty of this year’s exposition is its hybrid format. For the first time, the national pavilion has a virtual copy – an online platform that allows finding the pavilion at the exhibition, see the products presented at stands, get the contacts of the exponents. Online exposition is available at https://www.belinterexpo.by/gulfood2021/.

The exposition is accompanied by an eventful business program, including a briefing of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, consultations with Dubai Exports Agency specialists, Gulfood Innovation Summit, presentations and negotiations with representatives of retail networks and importers from all over the world.

The exposition has been organized by the Belinterexpo Exhibition Unitary Enterprise of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

BELCCI CHAIRMAN VLADIMIR ULAKHOVICH VISITS THE UAE

 21-22 february 2021

As part of the visit to the United Arab Emirates of the Belarusian delegation participating in the National Pavilion “Belarus. The Taste of Nature” at Gulfood 2021 international exhibition, the Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Ulakhovich had several meetings with heads of Dubai business associations.

On February 21, the BelCCI Chairman met the Chairman of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry Majid Saif Al Gurair. The sides discussed inter-chamber cooperation, the possibilities to exchange business visits, jointly hold business events and organize the participation of the companies of Belarus and the UAE in international exhibitions and fairs in both states, including online.

The possibilities of signing a memorandum of understanding between the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Dubai Exports agency were discussed during the meeting of Vladimir Ulahovich and the CEO of Dubai Exports, Saeed Al Awadi. The sides also discussed the interaction of the two organizations during the arrangement of exhibition and business events aimed at developing trade and economic relations between Belarus and the UAE.

On February 22, the Belarusian business delegation headed by the Chairman of the BelCCI took part in a business briefing organized by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The event included presentations of the economic and investment potential of Belarus and the United Arab Emirates, the export opportunities of Belarusian companies.

MEETING OF THE AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY OF PAKISTAN TO BELARUS SAJJAD HAIDER KHAN WITH BELARUSIAN BUSINESS COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES

18 february 2021

The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted a meeting of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Republic of Belarus H.E. Mr. Sajjad Haider Khan with Belarusian business community representatives.

Participating in the meeting were the BelCCI Chairman Vladimir Ulakhovich, Minister (Trade and Investment) of the Embassy of Pakistan in Moscow Nasir Hamid, heads of 25 Belarusian companies. Besides, more than 70 representatives of Belarusian enterprises operating in the fields of mechanical engineering, trade, pharmaceutical industry, textiles, food production, education, investment, transport, logistics, banking services, science and innovations joined the online broadcast of the meeting.

Vladimir Ulakhovich noted that Pakistan is a country with a capacious market, and this country is actively developing and building a multi-vector foreign economic policy. Cooperation with Belarus meets the interests of Pakistan, Belarusian products of mechanical engineering, chemical industry, pharmaceuticals are familiar to the consumer and are in demand on the market of this country. The necessary conditions have been created for the development of the Belarus-Pakistan trade and economic cooperation: the exchange of visits by delegations of different levels is carried out, the Business Council is functioning, the work of which did not stop due to the restrictions imposed and continued in an online format. This year, it is planned to hold a bilateral forum within the framework of the joint Belarusian-Pakistani Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation, as well as to organize the National Exposition of Belarus at International Trade & Industry Fair in Karachi. “Unfortunately, the pandemic negatively affected bilateral trade last year – the increase in mutual turnover was small. At the same time, the potential for cooperation is very serious, especially in the fields of mechanical engineering, petroleum chemistry, food industry. Besides, Pakistan is the largest exporter of textiles, which opens up significant opportunities for cooperation with our light industry enterprises,” the BelCCI Chairman said. He stressed that the businessmen of the two countries are interested in early return to the traditional format of dialogue and the pre-pandemic level of relations. And the meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary is another step on this path.

The meeting participants were informed about the promising fields of Belarus-Pakistan trade and economic interaction, new export niches for Belarusian companies in the market of Pakistan, the peculiarities of business and investment climate, tourist potential, and the financial mechanisms to support foreign companies doing business in Pakistan.

Following the official part of the meeting, the Belarusian businessmen held negotiations with Mr. Sajjad Haider Khan and directly asked questions concerning cooperation with Pakistani partners.

The meeting materials:

The presentation of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pakistan to Belarus

The presentation of the Embassy of Pakistan in the Russian Federation

Emerging Pakistan Official Documentary

There’s something special about Pakistan

BELCCI CHAIRMAN V.ULAKHOVICH MEETS CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE BELARUS-TURKEY BUSINESS COUNCIL Y.SOYCAN

15 january 2021

The Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Ulakhovich had an online meeting with the Co-Chairman of the Belarus-Turkey Business Council Yilmaz Soycan.

During the meeting, the sides reviewed the promising areas for Belarus-Turkey trade and economic cooperation development, discussed practical issues concerning the arrangement of a Turkish delegation visit to Belarus this February and the program of the visit.