MINSK, 12 May (BelTA) - In January-March 2023, Belarus' trade with Russia increased by 22%, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said during a meeting with a Russian delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov of Russia, BelTA has learned.
Roman Golovchenko noted that representatives of Belarus and Russia often meet in different formats and at different levels to promptly resolve topical issues of bilateral relations. "The strengthening of our allied relations has become the natural and only possible response to the situation in the world," the prime minister stressed. “We have built an effective platform in the Union State for decision-making and discussion of issues. The heads of state set very ambitious tasks for us, which we are successfully solving."
According to him, today the interaction between Belarus and Russia is reaching a new level, no matter what. "This is confirmed by mutual trade, which hit a record milestone last year. This year, the momentum continues. In January-March 2023, the trade rose by 22% year-on-year," the Belarusian head of government said.
Roman Golovchenko also noted that the manufacturing sector will become one of the key items of the discussion as it holds a special place in relations between Belarus and Russia.