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09 September 2022, 15:41

Belarus-St Petersburg trade believed able to reach $2bn in 2022

Piotr Parkhomchik. An archive photo
Piotr Parkhomchik. An archive photo

MINSK, 9 September (BelTA) – Trade between Belarus and St Petersburg may reach $2 billion in 2022. Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Piotr Parkhomchik mentioned it as he met with St Petersburg Vice Governor Valery Moskalenko, BelTA has learned.

Piotr Parkhomchik said: “We regularly meet and it has a serious effect on our relations. We did very well in 2021. We secured a good increase in trade turnover. This dynamics continued into this year. We believe that all the prerequisites are in place for reaching the trade turnover of $2 billion this year.”

In his words, interaction in shipments of passenger vehicles and municipal vehicles develops vigorously. The deputy prime minister mentioned last year's agreements on shipments of passenger transport and assured Belarus would honor its commitments on time.

Piotr Parkhomchik pointed out: “We've recently received a good order for the delivery of about 1,000 municipal vehicles. Those are mainly tractors and loaders. We intend to ship all of them by 1 December.”

Interaction in the sphere of lift production also looks promising. Piotr Parkhomchik remarked Belarus is interested in increasing the output capacity of OOO MLM Nevsky Lift, the joint venture that makes lift equipment in St Petersburg.

In turn, St Petersburg Vice Governor Valery Moskalenko confirmed interest in buying more Belarusian passenger vehicles and municipal vehicles. Apart from that, he also mentioned the need to realize new import-substituting projects.

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