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15 October 2019, 18:43

Belarus, Russia's Arkhangelsk Oblast to step up cooperation

Photo courtesy of the press service of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia
Photo courtesy of the press service of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia

MOSCOW OBLAST, 15 October (BelTA) – During his trip to Arkhangelsk Oblast, Belarus' Ambassador to Russia Vladimir Semashko met with Arkhangelsk Oblast Governor Igor Orlov on 15 October, BelTA learned from the press service of the diplomatic mission.

“The parties discussed bilateral cooperation and confirmed their readiness to increase trade, build ties in the manufacturing sector and adopt efficient mechanisms to support and stimulate trade and economic relations between Belarus and Arkhangelsk Oblast,” the press service informed.

The Belarusian delegation visited Arkhtransavto. “Supplies of passenger vehicles to the region were on the agenda. The parties reaffirmed their commitment to continue collaboration with Minsk Automobile Plant in providing maintenance service for Belarusian machinery and upgrading the fleet of passenger vehicles in the Russian region,” the embassy informed.

A day before, two new MAZ-103 buses arrived in Arkhangelsk from Minsk. They have a bigger passenger capacity and will serve the busy routes of the city center. The Belarusian delegation attended the ceremony of passing the buses to the Russian region.

“Talks were held with senior executives of Arkhangelsk Experimental Seaweed Factory and Arkhangelsk Trawl Fleet. Cooperation with these companies holds a lot of promise. The parties took stock of the current state of cooperation between Belarusian companies and the Arkhangelsk business community and outlined cooperation prospects for mutual supplies of goods,” the diplomatic mission informed.

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