BREST, 7 December (BelTA) - The seventh meeting of the working group on cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and Irkutsk Oblast of Russia was held in Irkutsk on 7 December, BelTA learned from the Brest Oblast Executive Committee.
The main item on the agenda was the action plan to the agreement between the governments of the Irkutsk Oblast and Belarus on cooperation in trade, economy, science, technology, culture and humanitarian matters for 2023-2025. The document was signed by Brest Oblast Governor Yuri Shuleiko (as the official responsible for coordinating cooperation between Belarus and the Russian region) and Governor of Irkutsk Oblast Igor Kobzev. A twinning agreement was also signed between Turgenevka, Bayanday District and Motol, Ivanovo District.
After the meeting, the participants of the working group visited one of the iconic places of Irkutsk - the Eternal Flame of Glory on the lower embankment of the city and laid flowers at the monument.
In addition, the governors visited the regional children's clinical hospital. The reason was the first operation performed using the Versius robotic surgical system. The equipment was delivered to the medical institution courtesy of Gazprom this year. Chief doctor of the hospital Yuri Kozlov, who performed the surgery, called it "a revolution not just in pediatric surgery but also in medicine." Yuri Shuleiko and Igor Kobzev congratulated doctors on the innovation, which will allow providing high-tech medical care to children not only in the region, but also from all over Siberia and the Far East.
During the visit, the Belarusian delegation, which includes more than 30 industrialists, visited a number of large enterprises of Irkutsk Oblast.