MINSK, 27 June (BelTA) - It is important for Belarus to advance business ties and expand the areas of bilateral cooperation with Russian regions, Belarusian First Deputy Economy Minister Yuri Chebotar said during a working trip to Kazan, Russia, BelTA learned from the press service of the Economy Ministry.
Yuri Chebotar together with representatives of the National Agency for Investment and Privatization, the Brest Oblast Executive Committee and the administration of the Free Economic Zone Brest held talks with the Investment Development Agency of Tatarstan and the Ministry of Economy of this Russian region.
During the meeting with his Tatarstan counterpart Rustem Sibgatullin, Yuri Chebotar noted that today it is important for Belarus to advance business ties and expand the areas of bilateral cooperation to make the economies more sustainable, to exchange best practices.
"Tatarstan has grown into one of the leading regions of Russia largely due to industrial parks and enterprises that successfully operate there. The common infrastructure, production cooperation and the rules of the game understandable to the investor provide a powerful synergistic effect for the development of territories. We can draw on this experience to unlock the industrial potential of cities with a population of more than 80,000. By intelligently borrowing and adapting the successful practices of our colleagues, we will draw up our own most competitive concept for the development of industrial sites. We will implement it as we set up these sites in Pinsk, Baranovichi and other ‘80 plus' cities,” Yuri Chebotar emphasized.