MINSK, 16 April (BelTA) – Belarus has already shipped over 220,000 tonnes of freight via the Russian sea infrastructure. Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko made the statement as he met with Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin, BelTA has learned.
Roman Golovchenko said: “Our cooperation in transshipping Belarusian freight via Russian sea ports can serve as an example of how difficult problems of bilateral interaction should be resolved. Active work in this direction started not so long ago but over 220,000 tonnes of foreign trade cargoes of Belarus has been shipped via the Russian sea infrastructure already. It is a good example of how complicated problems from the practical point of view can be promptly resolved thanks to the necessary motivations and efforts as well as support of the leadership of our countries.”
BelTA reported earlier that Belarusian Transport and Communications Minister Aleksei Avramenko and Russian Transport Minister Vitaly Savelyev met in Moscow on 19 February and signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in transporting and transshipping Belarusian oil products, which are intended for export to third countries, via Russian sea ports. In line with the document Belarusian companies are supposed to transship over 9.8 million tonnes of freight via Russian ports at the Baltic Sea in 2021-2023. The agreement may be extended after that. The freight includes such cargoes as furnace oil, gasoline, and lubricants.