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22 November 2022, 15:51

Minsk, Izhevsk sign cooperation agreement

Dmitry Matusevich. An archive photo
Dmitry Matusevich. An archive photo

MINSK, 22 November (BelTA) – A 2023-2025 action plan was signed in Minsk on 22 November in furtherance of the cooperation agreement in trade, economy, science, technology and culture that was concluded between the municipal administrations of Minsk and Izhevsk, the Udmurt Republic, BelTA has learned.

“Udmurtia is a rather developed industrial region. We get a lot of raw materials from there for our manufacturing industry. Belarus' export to this region is on the rise, the export growth is estimated at more than 13%. This year our export to this region will reach a new high. In addition to that, some of Belarusian goods are supplied to Udmurtia through trading houses located in other regions of Russia. Therefore, the real amount of trade is even bigger,” said Dmitry Matusevich, Chairman of the State Property Committee of the Republic of Belarus.

According to him, a 40-point cooperation roadmap was signed with the Udmurt Republic the day before. The document lists the steps to be undertaken to expand bilateral cooperation in the near and medium term.

In addition, on 22 November, 2023-2025 action plans were signed to implement cooperation agreements between the national libraries of Belarus and the Udmurt Republic, as well as between the national state broadcaster of Belarus Belteleradiocompany and the television and radio broadcasting company Udmurtia.

“All this creates a solid foundation not only for economic, but also for political and cultural interaction,” the head of the State Property Committee noted.

In turn, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Udmurt Republic Konstantin Suntsov noted that the trade between Belarus and Udmurtia is growing, there are a large number of points of interaction in various fields. In addition to manufacturing, this Russian region is interested in cooperation in education and culture.

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