MINSK, 28 July (BelTA) - The Belarusian engineering industry and agriculture are ready to increase supplies to Russia's Perm Territory, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said as he met with Governor of Perm Territory Dmitry Makhonin in Minsk on 28 July, BelTA has learned.
"Perm Territory is one of the largest trade and economic partners of Belarus among the subjects of the Russian Federation. In recent years, our trade has been very good, and there are opportunities to increase it further. The point today is not so much about figures as such, but the need to overcome the things connection with the crazy economic pressure. The key to counteracting it is closer cooperation at all levels. Together we are able not only to survive this time, but also to come out of it stronger. As you rightly said today, we need to rebuild our mentality and views on how a sovereign economy develop," Roman Golovchenko said and noted that those who left the market will be replaced by worthy competitors.
The Belarusian side offers various products to Perm Territory. "I think logging equipment is a priority. "Amkodor is ready to provide all possible assistance in terms of modern equipment. The company has done a lot of work to replace imports. This is only one of the areas. Both the Belarusian engineering industry and agriculture are in position to ramp up the supplies as much as possible," the prime minister stressed.
Governor Dmitry Makhonin, in turn, noted that the current economic situation should be regarded as a window of opportunity for industrial cooperation and trade. "We need to advance cooperation. We want a larger presence of Belarusian equipment in the market of Perm Territory," he said. In particular, the region is interested in cooperation with the Belarusian engineering company MAZ.
In January-May 2022 the trade between Belarus and Perm Territory amounted to $101.3 million. Exports increased by 16.6% to $41.4 million.