Posted: 28.11.2022 10:39:00

Kochanova: regions of Belarus and Russia linked not just by economic ties, but by friendly relations

The regions of Belarus and Russia are linked not just by economic ties, but by friendly relations – as noted by Natalya Kochanova, the Chairperson of the Council of the Republic, BelTA reports


The parliamentary delegation of Belarus headed by Chairperson of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova has made an official visit to the Russian Federation at the invitation of Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly Valentina Matviyenko. The negotiations were held in narrow and extended formats with the participation of two speakers, tackling a wide range of topics of Belarusian-Russian co-operation.

“I am pleased to note that the decisions made at the Forum of Regions – and this is one of the most important joint events – the signed contracts and agreements are being implemented very effectively. After the last event in Grodno, we have established good relations between the regions. And we have seen that these are not just relations that bind us with economic ties, these are already friendly relations. We are solving issues related to the economy and import substitution. We are ready to move forward across all areas: electronics, engineering, pharmaceuticals. These are the points of contact on which we liaise very fruitful from the economic point of view,” Natalya Kochanova said.

The speaker stated that Belarus and Russia are developing so well because the heads of our states think about their peoples and their future.

“The tone of our relations is set by our presidents: Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin. Their good and friendly relations, aimed at keeping their countries sovereign and independent, deserve deep respect. I said this at the Forum of Regions, and I can repeat it many times that we are just lucky that we have such heads of state who think about their peoples and their future, making absolutely the right decisions that are aimed at the benefit of our countries. Seeing how these relationships are building up, of course, we must work efficiently and intensively enabling our countries to develop in these difficult conditions of sanctions pressure,” the Chairperson of the Council of the Republic underlined. “This is a time of opportunity. We have seen that we have everything for life, development, ensuring the security of our citizens both in Russia and in Belarus. Not only security in in the truest sense of the word, but across all areas: food, technology. There are many tasks. But I will say that time is very interesting.”