Meeting with the Honorary Consuls of the Republic of Belarus in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka
Date: 06 August 2019
A meeting of the Honorary Consuls of the Republic of Belarus in Bangladesh, India (Mumbai, Kolkata), Nepal and Sri Lanka with representatives of Belarusian enterprises and organizations interested in establishing and developing cooperation with South Asian business took place in the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The event was organized by the BelCCI together with the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Republic of India.
The meeting was attended by BelCCI Chairman Vladimir Ulakhovich, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of India, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (concurrently) Andrei Rzheusky, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Belarus in Dhaka Aniruddha Kumar Roy, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Belarus in Mumbai Lalit Kumar Chekhani, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Belarus in Kolkata Sitar Sharma, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Belarus in Kathmandu Aje Raj Sumargi Paradzhuli, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Belarus in Colombo Joel Anthony Dilharan Selvanayagam, and the representatives of more than 50 Belarusian companies.
Vladimir Ulakhovich noted that the South Asian region has great potential. “India is a global player, its economy is growing at 8%. It has a dynamically developing industrial sector, IT-sphere. Bangladesh needs everything related to mechanical engineering, agricultural technology, and food. So far, mainly potash fertilizers are being supplied to Sri Lanka, but there are also projects to develop the agricultural sector, and the pharmaceuticals are a serious area of cooperation. So if all these countries are put together, they should become our serious trade and economic partners,” the chairman of the BelCCI summed up.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of India Andrei Rzheussky emphasized that Belarusian goods are in demand in the South Asian region. “We are trying to expand our product range: we supply various petrochemical products, paper, complex mechanisms, we intend to deliver trucks to India. There is a project for the joint production of tractors, combines. We have very good prospects for the supply of mining trucks to India. Plans to render assistance to Bangladesh in the sphere of agricultural mechanization are in the works. In addition to the supply of a full cycle of equipment for the production of dairy and meat products,” he said.
During the meeting, presentations were made of the business climate and investment opportunities of the countries of accreditation of honorary consuls, talks were held between the representatives of the Belarusian business and the diplomats on specific aspects of trade, economic, investment and scientific and technical cooperation.
Based on BelTA