KNCCI together with the delegation from the Belarus for the Kenya-Belarus Business Forum held at the Heron Hotel.

The business forum brought on board members from various sectors; timber, avocado, macadamia, tea, coffee, telecommunications, construction, hospitality and agriculture.

Speaking, KNCCI CEO, Mr. Patrick Nyangweso on behalf of the Vice Chamber President, Mr. Mustafa Ramadhan appreciated the Chamber’s solid alliance with the Belarusian Embassy which has bolstered business connections and promoted trade development between Kenya and Belarus.

The Kenyan business community was encouraged to explore networking opportunities within themselves to promote economic development in the country.

The Belarusian Ambassador to Kenya, H.E Amb. Pavel Vziatkin acknowledged the good work done by KNCCI and welcomed the delegation at the forum, noting the open opportunities for business transactions between Kenya and Belarus.

Mr. Alexandr, Head of Foreign Trade Department at the Belarus  Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE) brought on board the untapped potential in the market for Yarn and textile; Coffee and tobacco; Corn and soya bean; Soda; and Fruit and vegetables and encouraged businesses to tap on the opportunities.

He mentioned Belarus as a leading producer in dairy products globally with main trading partners as Russia, China, Azerbaijan, Switzerland and Singapore, and the best pricing it has for timber globally.

In his closing remarks, Mr. Patrick Nyangweso expressed KNCCI’s commitment in supporting Kenyan traders to avoid the risk of engaging with unscrupulous traders during exportation. Belarus offering a risk-free market for exportation, would be a great opportunity for trading to Kenyan enterprises.