MINSK, 24 May (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia's Karelia have great cooperation prospects in the forestry industry, Belarus' Forestry Minister Aleksandr Kulik told journalists during his working visit to Petrozavodsk as part of Belarus' government delegation, BelTA has learned.
According to the minister, Belarus and Karelia have great cooperation prospects in the field of forestry. “Reforestation is in full swing in this region; complexes for growing planting material are being built. A project to produce logging equipment is being implemented with AMKODOR-Onego. This project is especially relevant in the face of sanctions. Deliveries of MAZ timber carriers to Karelia are also important,” Aleksandr Kulik said. He emphasized that “we should work together, help each other, lend a helping hand”.
By decision of the government, the Forestry Ministry is in charge of promoting bilateral relations with this region.