National Exhibition of the Republic of Belarus in the Republic of Tajikistan
Date: 15-20 May 2018
The President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon opened the National Exhibition of the Republic of Belarus in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe.
The expo in Tajikistan is one of Belarus' biggest expos abroad in recent years.
Initially the expo was to stay open through 17 May, however, as Emomali Rahmon started touring the exposition, he noted that three days are not enough to allow everyone to properly study cooperation opportunities and the product assortment showcased by Belarus. The Belarusian head of state agreed with his Tajikistani counterpart. As a result, an instruction was given to run the expo for a week instead of three days.
The two Presidents were made closely familiar with the expo and discussed concrete avenues and possible projects for advancing cooperation in various areas. Emomali Rahmon was strongly interested in products made by Belarusian industrial companies. Alexander Lukashenko and Emomali Rahmon discussed prospects of further promotion of BelAZ products onto the Tajik market. The creation of joint ventures was mentioned more than once during the tour of the expo. For instance, the Tajikistan president suggested starting assembling Belarusian lifts in Tajikistan. Production of food and medication was also mentioned. Modern municipal vehicles, in particular, electric buses made by Belkommunmash, sparked interest.
Taking part in the event are representatives of 147 organizations, including central government agencies and other organizations affiliated with the government. The exposition features companies representing food industry, mechanical engineering, production of specialized equipment and household appliances as well as organizations working in the field of education, science and technology, innovative activities, healthcare and pharmaceutics, sport and tourism, chemistry and oil chemistry, woodworking and pulp and paper industry, communication and information technology, production of building materials, book publishing and printing industry.
The outdoor area features dozens of machines and vehicles made by MTZ, MAZ, Amkodor, Gomselmash, Bobruiskagromash, and Lidagroprommash.
The exhibition has been organized by the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Belarus and Tajikistan under the assistance of the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan with the participation of the Embassy of Belarus in Tajikistan. The expo is operated by Belinterexpo of the BelCCI.
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