MINSK, 19 March (BelTA) - Belgium is interested in cooperation with partners from Belarus in such areas as food industry, electronics and agriculture, Trade Commissioner of Flanders Investment & Trade in the Embassy of Belgium in Moscow Mr. Andre De Rijck said during the business matchmaking meeting between representatives of Belarusian and Belgian business communities at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, BelTA learned.
“Food processing, electronics and agriculture are the most important areas of cooperation for us. The representatives of Belgian business who arrived for the meeting with Belarusian businessmen understand that Belarus is an interesting and growing market. They are ready for such cooperation. In general, Belgium is now more open for business cooperation and business ties with Belarus,” the diplomat said.
Mr Rijck stressed that Belarusian businessmen need to come to Belgium with a return visit for more efficient development of trading relations between the two countries.
Partaking in the meeting on Belgium’s behalf are six companies. Among them is Barco Company that is interested in developing cooperation with Belarusian companies and agencies which apply the latest information mapping systems. Belven Company that specializes in the production of shutoff valves for the companies of petrochemical, chemical, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals industries, water services as well as organizations operating in the field of developing and installing heating and air conditioning systems, offers partners from Belarus mutually beneficial business contacts.
Carabus trading house also shows keen interest in developing cooperation with Belarusian businessmen. Carabus has an 18-year experience on the market of wholesale supplies of chocolate, confectionery and beer from Belgium, the UK, Spain, Germany and other European states. The main goal of the visit of representatives of this company is to seek for new interesting brands and secure optimal conditions for their advancement. “We have brought here samples of the products we would like to present at the Belarusian market. It is well-known Belgian beer, chocolate and pastry. Our company would like to establish partnerships with Belarusian major retail chains and distributors,” Carabus key account manager Maya Pogosyan said.
Agroflor Service - Van Hulle B&C is looking for partners to work in landscaping, cultivation of ornamental plants. Firm FAM is ready to cooperate with Belarusian fruits and vegetables processors, producers of cheese, baby food, French fries, suppliers of semi-finished and finished products for restaurants, producers of salads and salad mixes, and companies working in restaurant and hotel business.
The business matchmaking session has been organized by the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chamber, with the assistance of the Flanders Investment & Trade Mission at the Embassy of Belgium in Moscow.