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07 June 2022, 16:42

Ambassador: Belarus, Russia have huge economic potential despite sanctions

MINSK, 7 June (BelTA) – Despite a challenging external environment, Belarus and Russia have huge economic potential, Belarus' Ambassador to Russia Vladimir Semashko said at the Belagro 2022 international expo, BelTA has learned.

“Despite the difficult external situation caused by the sanctions, we have seen huge economic potential of both Russia and Belarus. The presidents of our countries signed Union State programs. These programs, among other things, provide for the creation of a common economic platform to supply oil and petroleum products, gas, transport and other commodities. We are also striving for a uniform agricultural and manufacturing policy,” the ambassador said.

Speaking about the exhibition, he noted that Belagro showcases equipment from Belarus and friendly nations. “Today we are reviewing our performance over the past 20 years. We have started to produce more grain, milk and meat. We have solved food security issues, and also provided our country with agricultural machinery. Belarusian machines have shown their competitiveness. Yet, despite all our successes, we should strive for more,” the ambassador stressed.

The international exhibition Belagro 2022 is running in the China-Belarus Industrial Park Great Stone from 7 to 11 June. The agricultural forum traditionally brings together not only Belarusian farmers and workers of the food and processing industry but also their foreign counterparts and partners. This year more than 400 companies from various countries, including Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and others are taking part in the exhibition. The expo features a large number of participants from Russia - more than 30 regions are represented.

Collective expositions are offered by the Agriculture and Food Ministry, Industry Ministry, National Academy of Sciences, Belgospishcheprom and Belcoopsoyuz.

Belagro will become a platform for business negotiations. The exhibition program will include B2B meetings, debates, conferences, demonstrations and contests.

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