MINSK, 28 October (BelTA) - The CIS needs to advance cooperation and manufacture joint products, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said at a meeting of the CIS Heads of Government Council in Astana, BelTA has learned.
Roman Golovchenko named joint projects as one of the tangible results of increased efficiency of cooperation. "We have made a serious step forward in this direction in the EAEU, signed a list of seven infrastructure projects for the development of Eurasian transport corridors in the East-West and North-South directions, including in conjunction with the Chinese initiative Belt and Road. In the EAEU, we are working on joint projects of industrial cooperation in order to maximize the advantages and competences of each state, to solve the issues of import substitution, to create new manufacturing facilities and new jobs," he said.
"I believe that this experience, which we are now accumulating in the EAEU, should be scaled up in the CIS. We need proposals on expansion of cooperation and production of joint competitive and popular goods," the prime minister stressed.
"We understand perfectly well that many states of the world view our countries only as a market for sale of their goods and a source of resources. This should be opposed: we must use our own advantages, without giving them into someone else's hands," the Belarusian head of government said.