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MINSK, 30 December (BelTA) – A record high amount of milk is expected to be produced in Belarus in 2016, BelTA learned from Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats on 30 December. According to the source, this year’s milk production is expected to go up by 125,000 tonnes in comparison with 2015 to total 6.780 million tonnes. “It is the first time the republic will produce that much,” stated Leonid Zayats. He remarked that quality parameters of milk production had increased, too, with the average daily milk yield up by 101kg.
MINSK, 20 December (BelTA) – The trade between Belarus and Russia can increase significantly in 2017, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov told the media on 20 December. “The economic situation in the Russian Federation starts turning for the better, the market is gradually opening. Being an export-oriented country, Belarus has been increasing exports. We believe that the bilateral trade will be gaining momentum in 2017,” Alexander Surikov said.
During the expo Belarus will be represented by the companies Savushkin Product and Molochny Mir as well as the tinned dairy products factories from Lida and Glubokoye. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to the United Arab Emirates Roman Golovchenko, a delegation of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry led by Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo, and Latvian Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs have visited the collective booth.
“The Japanese consumer will get familiar with the Belarusian marsh-mellow, pastille, marmalade, halvah, chocolate, sweets, cookies and other confectionary products,” the Belinterexpo said. On display will also be Belarusian flour, macaroni, milk powder products, cheese, kvass, beer, alcoholic beverages, and cigarettes.
Partaking in the expo will be more than a hundred companies and 160 businessmen from the two Chinese regions. “The event will be useful both for representatives of companies and enterprises and consumers,” the organizers believe.
“We are mulling over the expansion of deliveries of our processing enterprises, especially the manufacturers of dairy products, to the U.S. market. There are rather big Slavonic communities in the USA, and during the visit in May we met with a number of representatives who want our products to be available in shops. We have already started this work and we want to establish solid cooperation with the representatives of the states of America,” the minister noted.
Carlo Calenda first of all tasted drinks. Most of all he liked the taste of Belarusian birch juice and kvass. He inquired about the useful properties of these drinks. Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Rusy noted that birch juice is gaining popularity around the world as a healthy food. "In terms of useful properties, it outstrips even coconut milk," said Mikhail Rusy.
Each county considers its national day at EXPO 2015 to be the main event of the forum. Representatives of the Belarusian government and the leading enterprises will take part in the celebrations of the national day of Belarus at EXPO 2015. Belarus' Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov is expected to attend the expo on 9 September.
Belarus’ tourism industry will be presented at Expo Milano 2015 on 11 September, BelTA learned from Yelena Likhimovich, the head of the department for quality and educational and analytical work at the National Tourism Agency of Belarus.
“The preliminary agreement on the matter was reached during the visit of the Belarusian delegation led by Vice Premier Mikhail Rusy to Moscow. We are working in this direction. Purely technical issues are left to be addressed,” Vasily Pivovar said.
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