Belarus Pledges Support for Nigeria’s Agricultural Devt 

By Alex Enumah in Abuja
The Embassy of the Republic of Belarus pledges support in broadening the existing economic, political and cultural ties between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Belarus, particularly in the agriculture sector.

Belarus Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Vyacheslav Vasilievich Beskosty, made this disclosure in Abuja during a courtesy visit by members of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of Belarusniki.

Belarusniki is a non-political, non-religious and non-ethnic association of graduates from Institutions of Higher Learning in the Republic of Belarus.

The ambassador, who disclosed that several companies in the agriculture sector in Belarus like MTZ which produces tractors, had opened their offices in Abuja and Lagos to facilitate export of their products in Nigeria, said that MTZ signed an agreement with Nigeria in 2014 to export 3,000 tractors to Nigeria.

Beskosty, while promising that the embassy would facilitate the export of technology to boost agriculture in Nigeria, reiterated the benefits of mechanized agriculture in promoting food security in Nigeria, adding that the embassy would also facilitate the export of electrical goods like transformers to boost electricity supply in Nigeria.

The Ambassador further said that, the Embassy is in contact with some Nigerian companies to organize visit of Nigerian businessmen to Belarus to explore business opportunities in the country.