MINSK, 12 May (BelTA) - Belarus and Khabarovsk Territory of Russia intend to set up joint ventures in transport logistics, agriculture and mechanical engineering, Khabarovsk Territory Governor Mikhail Degtyarev told the media after a meeting with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Minsk on 12 may, BelTA has learned.
The head of the region stressed that Khabarovsk Territory and Belarus have been developing relations "out of goodwill and from the heart."
"We have cooperated with Belarus and we will. We aim for an even larger partnership," he said. “Following this visit, we will be working to set up joint ventures in transport logistics, agriculture and mechanical engineering. This is the future."
As BelTA has reported, the Belarusian head of state spoke about the need to develop industrial cooperation with the Khabarovsk Territory governor. "We must trade. Trade is the lifeline of every economy. We can supply you with equipment, various vehicles, building materials, food, and industrial products," the president said. “But that's too simple. We need to advance towards closer cooperation. It is a blessing in disguise. Now we have the right moment to create cooperative enterprises. You are welcome to come here and launch companies. More than that, we are ready to operate in Khabarovsk, in Vladivostok, if you want us to. You know our economy, we produce more than we need, and we export almost as much as we consume. Therefore, we can scale up some cooperation projects in other countries, regions of the Russian Federation,” the head of state said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko suggested promoting cooperation in the production of trucks, road-building, logging and utility equipment, passenger transport. "This is something that we have preserved since the Soviet Union, and we have made good progress in these sectors," he said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that this matter was discussed at his meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the parties see no obstacles for expanding cooperation: “We agreed to build closer cooperation ties.”