ASTANA, 25 September (BelTA) – It is only by developing cooperation between the enterprises of our countries that we will be able to ensure the technological sovereignty of the EAEU and reduce the dependence of the domestic industry on foreign components, technologies and equipment, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said at the plenary session of the International Industrial Forum INNOPROM. Qazaqstan, BelTA has learned.
Roman Golovchenko noted that cooperation projects with partners in the EAEU, primarily Russia and Kazakhstan, undoubtedly make a significant contribution to the industrial growth in the entire union.
"I am confident that it is only by developing cooperation between the enterprises of our countries that we will be able to ensure the technological sovereignty of the EAEU and reduce the dependence of the domestic industry on foreign components, technologies and equipment," Roman Golovchenko emphasized.
He added: "This will enable us not only to utilize our production facilities at 100%, modernize and re-equip them, but also, most importantly, create jobs and develop our own competencies that are really in demand by the manufacturing sector. We expect that this work will be facilitated by the mechanism approved by the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council to subsidize projects in industrial cooperation from the EAEU budget, which Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin also mentioned."
The Belarusian head of government called on partners in the EAEU to be more actively involved in the development of such "end-to-end" cooperation projects involving the capabilities of all member countries. He noted that this year the EAEU signed a roadmap for cooperation in the field of aircraft construction, the key task of which is to put together cooperation chains between aviation industry enterprises in the Eurasian space.
"We have technological and personnel capabilities to deepen full-scale industrial cooperation. We just need to join forces, coordinate actions and create the necessary conditions for enterprises," Roman Golovchenko said.
He added that "it is the Innoprom platform that should serve as a center for generating new proposals and initiatives, exchanging views across the entire range of industrial cooperation issues." "I am sure that INNOPROM. Qazaqstan will result in new economic projects, business negotiations, the results of which will be converted into mutually beneficial contracts," Roman Golovchenko summed up and invited everyone to visit the national exposition of the Republic of Belarus.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, in his speech at the plenary session, also stressed the need for the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union to pool resources and competencies. "Strengthening technological sovereignty is becoming one of the most important avenues of joint work in the Eurasian space today. It is important to combine resources and competencies to make the manufacturing complexes resilient to external factors, to shield the economy and citizens of our countries against increased turbulence in the world and growing competition," Mikhail Mishustin said.