MINSK, 13 March (BelTA) – The establishment of a Belarus-Tatarstan industrial cluster at the MTZ-Tatarstan company was the focus of the meeting between head of the Kazan Office of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia Oleg Isayev and Tatarstan's Deputy Prime Minister, Industry and Trade Minister Albert Karimov on 12 March, BelTA learned from the website of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia.
Taking part in the meeting were senior staff of the Industry and Trade Ministry and MTZ-Tatarstan Director General Konstantin Anisimov.
The sides discussed joint efforts to put into practice the 2017-2020 action plan to implement a Belarus-Tatarstan intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in trade, economy, science, technology, and culture. Special attention was put to the establishment of the industrial cluster.
In 2017, Belarus-Tatarstan trade reached $1.19 billion, up 56.5% versus 2016. Belarus' exports totaled $276.1 million (up 23.5%), imports stood at $914.7 million (up 70.2%). Major export items were tractors, agricultural machinery, petrochemical products, automobile components, and tyre cord.More about Economy