“The Middle Urals is one of the flagship regions of Russia, its big industrial and business center. Belarus is ranked 13th among our foreign economic partners and second among the partners in the CIS, going only behind Kazakhstan," said Evgeny Kuivashev who is currently on a working visit to Minsk.
As of 17 August, Belarus' grain harvest exceeded 6 million tonnes. Brest Oblast harvested 1,194.8 tonnes, Minsk Oblast – 1,483.7 tonnes. Gomel Oblast and Grodno Oblast cropped 869,700 and 1,078.8 tonnes each.
Participants of the session reviewed the draft social and economic development forecast, the draft state budget, and the draft major monetary management guidelines for 2018. Speaking about the draft budget, Andrei Kobyakov noted that the instruction to keep it balanced still stands.
Andrei Kobyakov said: “We suggest agreeing and signing a roadmap on Belarus-Afghanistan cooperation soon.” The program document will be important not only for the governments of the two countries. It will also become a conceptual guideline for Belarusian and Afghan businessmen.