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01 July 2022, 19:56

Belarus, Russia's Primorye Territory to advance cooperation in heavy industry, culture, tourism

Oleg Kozhemyako. An archive photo
Oleg Kozhemyako. An archive photo

GRODNO, 1 July (BelTA) – Cooperation between Belarus and Primorye Territory will advance in various social and economic spheres, BelTA learned from Governor of Russia's Primorye Territory Oleg Kozhemyako during the 9th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Grodno on 1 July.

Oleg Kozhemyako said: “Our cooperation with Belarus produces good results. Major joint projects have been implemented in the sphere of agribusiness, coal and heavy industries. We've recently signed a contract for the acquisition of 21 BelAZ haul trucks. Despite the long distance Belarusian foods are also popular with Primorye Territory residents.”

In his opinion, nowadays Belarus and Primorye Territory have to step up cultural and educational exchange. “Our drama theater went on a tour to Grodno, Mogilev, and Minsk last year. Our children stay in Belarusian summer camps. University students get on with on-the-job training at Belarusian enterprises. This year we intend to open a demonstration site featuring the Belarusian vehicles that Primorye Territory has. Vehicles made by MTZ, MAZ, Gomselmash, and Amkodor will be represented there. All of them are in demand in Primorye Territory,” the governor said.

Oleg Kozhemyako said he believes that the potential for cooperation between Belarus and Primorye Territory has not been fully explored yet. “In particular, it is true for tourism. Since Europe is closed, Belarusians could come to our land. We have tourism zones where they can spend a nice vacation. I think it will be in demand and will be developed. The organization of flights between Minsk and Vladivostok is possible later on if there is demand,” he concluded.

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