Posted: 26.05.2022 13:59:00

Gryzlov: Belarus, Russia jointly looking for import substitution opportunities

Belarus and Russia are not simply looking for import substitution opportunities, but are already realising them – as stated by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Belarus, Boris Gryzlov, during his visit to BelAZ, the automobile company reports


On coming to the plant, the diplomat got acquainted with its architectural layout, visited the local museum and main production workshops. Mr. Gryzlov was accompanied by Sergei Nikiforovich, BELAZ General Director.

An innovative battery dump truck BELAZ-7558E with a load capacity of 90 tonnes was presented to the diplomat.

Speaking about the common tasks of Russia and Belarus in import substitution in conditions of the Union State creation, Mr. Gryzlov noted that the possibilities of co-operation are already being realised, “Pleasingly, many Russian enterprises supply their components here. We are currently looking for import substitution opportunities together, and, very importantly, these opportunities are already being realised. Time has given us an opportunity to bring production localisation to 100 percent and not depend on Western and also Eastern suppliers.”