The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, together with the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, organized Belarus – Oman online business forum.
Participating in the event were the BelCCI Chairman Vladimir Ulakhovich, the Chairman of Oman CCI Redha Juma Al Saleh, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Sultanate of Oman concurrently Sergey Terentiev, Minister of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Koltovich, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus Alexei Bogdanov, experts from the National Agency of Investment and Privatization of Belarus, Great Stone Industrial Park, Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones of Oman, businesspeople of both countries.
The forum participants discussed the current state and prospects of Belarus-Oman trade and economic cooperation in the fields of engineering, agriculture and food industry, the potential of investment activities, including within the preferential zones in both countries, the mechanisms of business networking promotion offered by chambers of commerce and industry, as well as the possibilities for holding the next meeting of the Belarus-Oman Business Council and other business and exhibition events with the participation of Belarusian and Omani companies' representatives in 2021–2022.The BelCCI Chairman Vladimir Ulakhovich noted that the pandemic and restrictions have made offline business meetings impossible; nevertheless, such an online forum is not less important for business networking, as Belarusian and Omani companies are interested in developing partnerships. "Despite the distance and obstacles, we have positive, fruitful cooperation experience, and there is serious potential in bilateral interaction in various fields – in manufacturing, food production, IT, etc. The BelCCI, together with our partners from the CCI of Oman, is ready to provide all kinds of assistance to promote business contacts, jointly organize business events and participation in exhibitions in both states. The work of the Belarus-Oman Business Council is also very important, and we will have its next meeting in Minsk or Muscat as soon as there is such a possibility," Vladimir Ulakhovich said.