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24 May 2023, 12:58

Belarus, Russia's Karelia urged to step up trade in agriculture, food

Roman Golovchenko
Roman Golovchenko

MINSK, 24 May (BelTA) - Belarus and Russia's Karelia are well-positioned to step up cooperation in terms of agriculture and food, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said as he met with Head of the Republic of Karelia Artur Parfenchikov on 24 May, BelTA has learned.

"Due to the climate, agriculture is probably not the key sector in the region, but, nevertheless, it is very important. In 2022, the trade in agriculture and food amounted to $14.5 million, up by almost 1.5 times over 2021. These figures are modest. We believe that there is room for growth, considering the region's focus on the farming of valuable fish species," Roman Golovchenko said.

Artur Parfenchikov
Artur Parfenchikov

According to him, there is a set of issues that the parties need to work on. "These include an increase in the supply of fish feed from Belarus, the development of new formulas, the exchange of experience in the field of breeding valuable fish species," the prime minister said.

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