The National Exposition of the Republic of Belarus took place in Baku May 21–23 in the framework of the 21st Azerbaijan International Food Industry Exhibition “WorldFood” and the 9th Azerbaijan International Agriculture Exhibition “CaspianAgro”. The opening ceremony of the exhibitions was attended by Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Semashko, emphasizing the special status of the Belarusian exposition and the Belarusian-Azerbaijani relations in general.
The Belarusian exposition represented by more than 80 companies was the largest one among the participants. The exposition was visited by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Artur Rasizade, Minister of Agriculture Heydar Asadov.
Particular interest of Azerbaijani businesses was drawn by new lines of juice-containing fruit jelly “Lefirelle” based on citrus pectin with addition of natural apple puree, presented by OJSC “Krasny pischevik”, as well as the possibility of supply of Belarusian rye flour by JSC “Slutsk Centre of Grain Production”.
Special attention of Azerbaijani business circles and personally the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Artur Rasizade was attracted by the demonstration of the technological production line for loading, pre-sell processing and preparing of fruit and vegetable products presented by State enterprise “Experimental factory” of RUE “Scientific and practical centre of agricultural mechanization of the National Academy of Science of Belarus”, that was shown for the first time in Azerbaijan.
The visitors were interested in the presented meat and dairy, candy and bakery, distillery products and other production items shown within the exhibition.
Farm owners were interested in the possibility of purchasing agriculture machinery of joint production of JSC “Minsk Tractor Works” and Ganja automobile plant, loaders of JSC “Amkodor”, food industry equipment of JSC “Torgmash”, harvesting machinery of JSC “GZLiN”. Also the visitors were attracted by the technologies offered by the subordinated enterprises of the Ministry of Education and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
Performances of ensemble “Milalitsa” of RUE “Vitebskoblgaz” created a festive atmosphere at the exhibition bringing new visitors to the stands of Belarusian participants, as well as accompanied meetings of all official delegations.
The National Exposition was composed of the concerns “Belgospischeprom” and “Brestmiasomolprom”, holdings “Minoblmyasomolprom” and “Gomel Meat & Dairy Company”, the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus comprising a collective stand of enterprises of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, enterprises of the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Belarus, OJSC “Glubokoye Dairy-canning Factory”, OJSC “Lida Milk Plant”, JSC “Dairy World”, OJSC “Byelovezhskije syry”, JSC “Bakery-confectionery company “Domochay” (Mogilev), JSC “Slutsk Centre of Grain Production”.
The stand of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry provided information brochures about the participants of the exposition published in Azerbaijani, Russian and English, hosted negotiations with business representatives interested in cooperation with Belarusian enterprises, handed out booklets, brochures and catalogs about the economic potential of the Republic of Belarus, its export opportunities and the country’s leading enterprises.
The holding of the National Exposition was provided by Exhibition Unitary Enterprise “Belinterexpo” of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.