Mikhail Myatlikov, Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The national pavilions of Belarus have been participating in the Caspian Aqro and InterFood Azerbaijan exhibitions since 2015. This year our booth consists of four expositions. Meat and dairy products are main exhibits, as there are mass deliveries to the Azerbaijani market.
The exhibition is convenient because here we can demonstrate our products not only to retail chains, residents of Baku, but also to potential partners from other countries, as almost 450 companies from 24 countries are participating in this year's exhibitions. Agricultural exhibitions of the Caucasus region attract many promising buyers from abroad.
I would especially note that trade and economic cooperation between Minsk and Baku is developing intensively. We have a very high trade turnover: both Belarusian and Azerbaijani export exceeds $400 million. This level is growing year after year.
There are more and more Belarusian dairy products in the Azerbaijani market, and not only in the supermarkets. Deliveries of fruits and vegetables to Belarus from Azerbaijan are successfully developing. Serious growth began after the opening of the Trade House of Azerbaijan in 2017 in Minsk. The volume of deliveries by Azerbaijani companies has increased significantly; goods can be seen both in retail chains and in the markets.
The market of the Caucasus is interesting for us; we intend to further develop cooperation in all areas.