The head of the Leningrad region and the Republic of Belarus discussed the issues of cooperation

The head of the Leningrad region and the Republic of Belarus discussed the issues of cooperation


The Governor of Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko during the visit to the Republic of Belarus discussed with its President Alexander Lukashenko issues of cooperation in trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural spheres, the press service of the regional government.

ST. PETERSBURG, 23 Nov. Alexander Kudryavtsev. The Governor of Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko during the visit to the Republic of Belarus discussed with its President Alexander Lukashenko issues of cooperation in trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural spheres, the press service of the regional government.

“We are interested not only to stabilize the situation, but also to make a significant leap forward. And we need to start with such traditional areas of bilateral cooperation such as agriculture, construction, machinery”, — Lukashenka said in his opening remarks.

According to him, among the regions of Russia Leningrad region is traditionally among the key strategic partners of Belarus.

In turn, Drozdenko stressed that, despite certain decrease in the cost of the trade turnover between Leningrad region and Belarus, the actual volume of mutual trade has not decreased. On the contrary, in the market there was further expansion of cooperation between Russian and Belarusian partners.

“We have very interesting developments and prospects for work. We are interested in joint work in the sphere of agro-industrial complex: as in the purchase of Belarusian equipment, optimum on a parity the price-quality and establishing service centers and the participation of Belarusian agrarians in the opening of the selection center of seed production in the Leningrad region. In addition, very promising seems to us to purchase your buses, trucks and road machines. The Leningrad region can offer cooperation in breeding and seed selection,” said Drozdenko.

Belarusian President and Governor of the Leningrad region have also expressed willingness to find new areas for cooperation and agreed that the outcome of the discussions will be reflected in the program of trade-economic, scientific-technical and humanitarian cooperation between the region and the Republic in the years 2016-2018.

Also in the program of the visit of the Governor of Leningrad region scheduled meetings at a high level, 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. 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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