Lukashenko commented on what Belarus is ready to offer Russian regions
As he met with the Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, Gleb Nikitin, today, Aleksandr Lukashenko listed the industries that are successfully developing in Belarus and which might ensure closer co-operation
Among them are light industry and agriculture. The President remembered the times when the best grain and potato seeds were sent to the Nizhny Novgorod Region as the latter was experiencing difficulties then. At present, Belarus is ready to offer a wide range of goods and services in the agro-industrial complex. “These cover agro-towns, seeds and cattle. If there is interest, we will host Belagro [international specialised exhibition] in the near future – so come and see if you need some equipment, technologies, seeds, breeding cattle. We are ready to join and help on the ground,” the Head of State noted.
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that agriculture should be put in order – ‘starting with agro-towns’. “Villages need to be saved in Russia. There can be no Belarus, Russia or Ukraine without a village. Therefore, it is necessary to create normal conditions for people's lives,” he explained.
The Belarusian leader invited the guests to look at an agro-town in the country. If they like this experience, then Belarus is ready to participate, “To design and jointly with you (or independently) to build an agro-town of the kind and all production around it. We have established large-scale commodity production facilities in each region… If you are interested in them, we can render support to you or create a similar production on request – fully equipping it.”
Chemical and petrochemical industries, medicine and pharmaceuticals are also promising areas, and the Head of State reminded that over 50 percent of pharmaceuticals are produced in Belarus at present. Production of vaccines and medical equipment is actively developing in the country as well.
“In the field of construction, it [Belarus] is a workshop from the Soviet period. All came here to learn from us. We have preserved this all, and have also increased our competencies. We are ready to work on a turnkey basis," Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasised.
Belarus is also ready to participate in construction of infrastructure facilities in the region and supply the necessary equipment.