In the next three years Belarus and the Leningrad region should reach a turnover of 700 million dollars, despite the exchange rate difference, noted in the administration of the Russian region.
ST. PETERSBURG, 23 Nov. Belarus and Leningrad oblast intend to reach a turnover of 700 million dollars; this was agreed on Monday, Prime Minister of the Republic Andrei Kobyakov and the Governor of Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko during the meeting in Minsk.
During the negotiations it was noted that to date, the trading level achieved as a result of the cooperation agreement between Belarus and the Leningrad region, over the same period Belarus in relations with various countries of the world. Thus, despite the currency side in the next three years shall reach a turnover of 700 million dollars, have informed in administration of Leningrad region.
“As agreed, we must embrace tightly the 700-million mark,” said Kobyakov at a meeting.
Prime Minister of Belarus stressed that the relationship with the Leningrad region is developing not only in the socio-economic sphere, but also at the level of human relations. So a regular visit of delegation of Leningrad — an occasion to discuss problems, identify prospects and reach “stable growth path” in mutual trade.
He added that Belarus has good achievements in the processing industry. “I think that not only experience sharing, but also creation of joint enterprises on processing agricultural products. Leningrad region is a highly developed region in the agricultural relation. Many of our representatives of this industry with great interest meet, interact,” said Kobyakov.
“We are actively logging, and machine, proposed by the Belarusian manufacturer, today beat its competitors by “price-quality”, and the proposed range is pleasantly surprising,” said, in turn, Drozdenko.
The program of the visit of the Governor of Leningrad region also includes the participation in the sixth meeting of the joint Commission on development cooperation of the Republic of Belarus and the Leningrad region, visits of the holding “Amkodor” and the Belarusian state Museum of the great Patriotic war.
The interaction of the Leningrad region and the Republic of Belarus is carried out in accordance with the agreement between the government of the Leningrad region and the government of the Republic of Korea on cooperation in trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural fields concluded in may 2006, as well as agreements on cooperation with Minsk, Gomel and Vitebsk oblasts of Belarus.
In addition, for the implementation of the agreement and identify new promising directions of cooperation jointly with the Belarusian side to develop programs of cooperation for three years. Currently has a regular program of trade-economic, scientific-technical and humanitarian cooperation between the government of the Leningrad region and the government of the Republic of Belarus for 2013-2015.
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