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Cuba will expand the procurement of Belarusian tractors in 2013, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba to the Republic of Belarus Alfredo Nieves Portuondo told a press conference on 28 December, BelTA has learnt.

According to the Ambassador, in 2012 the economic cooperation between Cuba and Belarus has been gaining momentum. “This year we continued purchasing latest technological modifications of high-quality Belarusian tractors. We are going to buy even more tractors next year,” the diplomat said. Over 10,000 MTZ tractors are operated in Cuba now. “Belarusian tractors have earned a good reputation in Cuba, Venezuela and other countries of Latin America, including Ecuador and Nicaragua,” he said.

The bilateral cooperation in the manufacturing industry is not only about supplies of Belarusian machinery. At present maintenance centers for Belarusian machines are being arranged in Cuba. The Latin American country is now busy upgrading its agricultural production; therefore, Cuba needs tractors and other farm machines.


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