Belarus is set to increase machinery supplies to Pakistan, including by means of expanding the assortment range of export commodities, Belarus Deputy Industry Minister Dmitry Korchik told reporters on 18 December, BelTA has learned. “We are to leave for Pakistan soon to discuss a possibility to increase machinery exports and the assortment of supplies to Pakistan,” he noted. Dmitry Korchik said that Belarusian machinery has tremendous sales potential and has aroused interest in Pakistani counterparts. “Apart from that, we want to take part in technical upgrade programs in Pakistan. I think this will also be of interest to our partners,” Dmitry Korchik noted. As of today, Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ trademark) is Belarus’ major machinery exporter to Pakistan. MTZ has been operating on the Pakistani market for over 50 years already. Apart from expanding the assortment range of export commodities, the company is determined to promote assembly manufacturing and increase the localization level.
In 2019 Belarus is set to launch mass supplies of Gomselmash grain harvesters Palesse GS575 to Pakistan. This harvester has been successfully tested this year. “We are also supplying our agricultural trailers and are looking for potential partners to assemble road construction machinery,” Dmitry Korchik informed.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Armed Forces of Pakistan Zubair Mahmood Hayat is on an official visit to Belarus. On 17 December the Pakistani delegation visited the MTZ premises to see Belarusian machinery and equipment, as well as products made by Belneftekhim Concern, Bellegprom Concern, Belgospishcheprom Concern, the Healthcare Ministry and the Agriculture and Food Ministry.