11 December 2018, Tuesday, 15:30
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Sheiman Reported To Lukashenka Results Of His Visit To Zimbabwe

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VIKTAR SHEIMAN

The trade turnover between the two countries amounts to $ 19 million.

On Tuesday, head of the Department of Presidential Affairs Viktar Sheiman presented a report to Lukashenka. According to Lukashenka's press service, during the meeting they talked about the prospects of expanding economic cooperation between Belarus and the countries of the African continent. In particular, Sheiman reported on the results of his visit to Zimbabwe. He visited the country "on behalf of Lukashenka," tut.by writes.

In particular, he held talks with the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, as well as the first vice-president, the minister of mining and development of the mining industry, the president of the reserve bank, the ministers of foreign affairs and international trade, agriculture, transport and infrastructure development, higher education, development of science and technology.

The parties reached agreements and signed contracts worth 58 million dollars, including on the supply of Belarusian tractors to 43 million dollars and forestry equipment to 15 million. They also discussed the creation of an assembly plant for Belarusian agricultural and mining equipment.

Besides, Zimbabwe is interested in buying Belarusian fertilizer, a contract worth about $ 10 million is being prepared.

The sides also discussed the creation of joint ventures for meat and milk processing, in the sphere of construction and transport. Zimbabwe is ready to use the Belarusian experience in land recultivation and irrigation of drylands. According to Viktar Sheiman, the possibility of bilateral cooperation in the field of electric power is being considered.

According to the National Statistics Committee, the Belarusian export to Zimbabwe increased 86 times last year – up to 19 million dollars.