Posted: 24.03.2023 11:54:00

Belarus, Altai Krai agreed to deepen liaisons in industry

Russian city of Barnaul has hosted the 8th meeting of the Bilateral Commission for Co-ordinating Co-operation between the Republic of Belarus and the Altai Krai of the Russian Federation, with the participation of Belarus’ Deputy PM Leonid Zayats

According to the press service of the Altai Krai Government, despite its geographical remoteness, Belarus remains one of the main foreign trade partners of this Russian region, being ranked second among them in 2022. The trade turnover between the two sides increased by almost 40 percent last year. It is underlined that the activity of economic interaction is the result of agreements, actions and decisions taken in previous years.

Belarus supplies metal products, agricultural machinery, cosmetics and clothing to the Altai Krai. Over the past year and a half, other positions have also appeared. It is noted that the entry of new Belarusian participants into the market is associated with the sanctions policy and the departure of Western brands. In turn, the Altai Krai supplies us with products of machine building, the flour-grinding industry, and products of the chemical industry.

Belarus’ Deputy PM Leonid Zayats confirmed our country’s interest in the further development of bilateral relations and invited the delegation of the Altai Krai to visit Belarus and take part in the Belagro international specialised exhibition.

“We will continue to improve, liaise closely and help each other,” Leonid Zayats underlined.

The protocol signed at the end of the meeting emphasises that along with the deepening of industrial collaboration, the parties will continue to liaise in the agricultural sector, housing and communal services, as well as cultural and humanitarian sphere. Opportunities for the participation of Belarusian enterprises in the renewal of urban passenger transport, special road equipment, and elevator equipment in the region will be further explored. Altai Krai companies are ready to expand the supply of rims and fuel systems. The parties also intend to work on joint scientific and innovative projects and develop cultural ties. For example, the visit of the Belarusian delegation to the Altai State Agrarian University resulted in an agreement to open a specialised class of the Minsk Tractor Works on the basis of the university.