MINSK, September 22 (BelTA) – Belarusian products are recognizable and popular in all markets, said Deputy Economy Minister Dmitry Yaroshevich on the sidelines of the international expert seminar Belarus’ Pivot to Asia, as BelTA learned.
“Of course, distant markets such as Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Africa are among the most promising today. The robust economic growth in these countries (economic growth in some regions is expected to exceed 6% in the next year) offers a great opportunity to expand our presence there. Indeed, economic growth is increasing imports, and we should seize the moment to increase our exports there, ”said Dmitry Yaroshevich.
According to him, Belarusian products are well known in these markets and have earned a good reputation for their quality. “Seven months of data show a trade surplus of over $ 2 billion in goods and services. This indicates that our products are recognizable and popular in all markets. We manufacture the products that these markets want and need. Second, Belarus is a reliable partner. Belarus stands for quality and reliability. In other words, we are fully meeting all of our commitments, ”said the Deputy Minister.
Dmitry Yaroshevich emphasized that Belarus is sticking to a multi-vector export policy on its way to Asia. “We will not leave the markets where we are doing well. Of course we will work with all partners who are willing to work with us, ”he added.
The Belarusian Institute for Strategic Research (BISR) is holding an international expert seminar to discuss Belarus’ orientation towards Asia. The event will be held in a hybrid format and will be attended by leading experts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy, National Center for Marketing and Price Studies, Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Development Bank and its Foreign Agency Trade Activities, National Association of Entrepreneurs, Belarusian State University , Belarusian State Economic University and Academy of Public Administration under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Belarus. Foreign experts are also expected. The Ministry of Industry will be widely represented by affiliated companies.
The aim of the event is to exchange experiences and to analyze the current state of affairs in Asia, to identify problems and to find ways and instruments to address them in the short and medium term. The long-term goal is to create a permanent intellectual club (platform) at the Belarusian Institute for Strategic Research in order to facilitate the promotion of Belarusian interests in the target countries, including at company level. The strategic goal is to bundle the efforts and experience of government officials, companies (entrepreneurs), the education sector and the professional world and to use the synergies of their skills and knowledge.