Aleksandr Lukashenko visits Armenian Standard Company
Belarus ' President Aleksandr Lukashenko attended an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Armenian brandy bottling facility at the Armenian Standard company in Minsk on 10 July.
In due time, when meeting with a group of Armenian businessmen, the President spoke about the need to implement a number of joint projects. A Belarusian trading house was set up in Yerevan two years ago, and now the line to bottle Armenian brandy was opened in the capital of Belarus. Both projects are successful, and this, according to the Belarusian head of state, attests to the need to expand the investment presence.
The founders of the Minsk company are Yerevan Ararat Brandy-Wine-Vodka Factory and the Belarustorg company of the President Property Management Directorate. The share of Armenia in the authorized capital is 69%, Belarus holds 31%. The new production is located in a renovated building at 6 Velosipedny Pereulok in Minsk. The facility features a new Italian production line, 16 metal storage tanks for brandy. The facility is designed to produce 200,000 decaliters per year. The company operates modern equipment, storage system that meets all standards, and strict laboratory control. Raw materials come from Armenia. It is planned that the new line will produce three-and five-star brandy.
According to experts, this is the best brandy in Belarus.
Aleksandr Lukashenko told co-founder of the company Gagik Tsarukyan: “You are a man of your word: you promised, you delivered. We need our officials to always give the green light to people like you".Aleksandr Lukashenko got acquainted with the process, and tasted the brandy. “This is the first facility to produce Armenian brandy in our country,” the head of state said and emphasized the need to increase brandy production in the country.