PM: Belarus is contributing to food security of Vietnam


Belarus is making a contribution to strengthening food security of Vietnam, Belarus' Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said as he met with Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Pham Minh Chinh, BelTA has learned.

“Belarus contributes to strengthening Vietnam's food security by supplying potash and organic fertilizers. At the beginning of November this year, an agreement was reached to set up an enterprise that will produce and distribute organic fertilizers in Vietnam,” the Belarusian prime minister noted.

“We are actively working to increase food supplies to your country. In January-September, the export of food products to Vietnam exceeded $7 million. This, of course, is not enough. I would like to inform you that last year Belarus exported more than $8 billion worth of foodstuffs. We are one of the world leaders in the production of dairy and meat products,” Roman Golovchenko said at the meeting.

“The supplies of meat products and meat (beef, pork, poultry, offal) to Vietnam look promising,” added the Belarusian head of government.

At the meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart, Roman Golovchenko commented on the decision to build an enterprise in Hung Yen Province to make dairy products from Belarusian raw materials using Belarusian technologies. The project was presented at the MAZ Asia production site the day before. According to the Belarusian prime minister, this project is important for both Belarus and Vietnam. The premier gave an instruction to fast-track the work to obtain construction permits for the project.

The prime minister added that Belarus is also interested in cooperation in environmental protection.

“According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam, the rapid growth in the number of cars and other types of motor vehicles has put pressure on Vietnam to recycle end-of-life tires of cars and motorcycles. We are ready to offer a cost-effective and efficient solution for recycling end-of-life tires and solid household waste and recovering materials from them that can be used to make new products. This will help Vietnam build the so-called circular economy and maximize the use of all types of secondary materials,” Roman Golovchenko said.

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