Posted: 09.06.2022 12:03:00

Lukashenko: it’ll be difficult for Belarus and Russia to develop without import substitution

The Belarusian Head of State stated this today as he met with the Governor of Russia’s Kursk Region, Roman Starovoit


Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that Belarus boasts the necessary resources to participate in Russian import substitution programmes. Co-operation in this direction was discussed at the top level.

“We’ve recently made such a decision with President Putin. For our part, we offered the Russians particular projects that are very necessary and will be in demand in the near future both in Belarus and in the Russian Federation. We understand that it will be very difficult for us to develop without import substitution, especially the so-called critical imports,” stressed the Belarusian leader.

The President drew attention to the fact that today it is impossible to rely only on China in this issue, because it may simply not be able to cope with such volumes. Moreover, it’s necessary to develop our own economy and industry.