MINSK, 20 January (BelTA) – Cooperation in the manufacturing industry is a key element of cooperation between Belarus and Bashkortostan, Belarus' Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said as he met with Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov, BelTA has learned.
“We meet regularly, which suggests that there is a mutual interest in cooperating and implementing bilateral agreements. The main thing is to make sure that these agreements benefit both sides. An optimal solution has been found for the supply of sodium carbonate from Bashkortostan to Belarus. This is a win-win solution for Bashkortostan producers and Belarusian consumers,” said Roman Golovchenko.
According to him, the Bashkortostan delegation has a very large, extensive program of the visit. “You will see not only what our capital city is living and breathing, but also how the Belarusian regions are developing. This is a good opportunity to learn more about our best practices and share your expertise and knowledge,” he said.
During the meeting, the parties will discuss cooperation projects that are currently running in the manufacturing industry, as well as projects related to elevator equipment. “Cooperation in the manufacturing industry is a key element of cooperation between Belarus and Bashkortostan. A project to launch production of grain drying complexes is being successfully implemented. And, of course, we are actively preparing for a very important event the Forum of Regions that will be held in Ufa this year. It is necessary to approach the forum with appreciable results that can be presented to the heads of state, too,” Roman Golovchenko emphasized.
According to the prime minister, in January-November 2022 the trade between Belarus and this Russian region expanded by more than 10%.
In turn, Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov said that more and more enterprises and entire industries of Bashkortostan start cooperating with Belarusian enterprises. “We suggest compiling within two weeks the list of products that Bashkortostan needs, namely road machines, municipal vehicles, agricultural machinery and other products of the Belarusian engineering industry,” he said.
Radiy Khabirov expressed interest in purchasing MAZ tourist buses. The head of Bashkortostan also noted that cooperation projects produce good results; the construction of two facilities involving Belarus' Amkodor company is proceeding ahead of schedule.
In addition, Radiy Khabirov suggested discussing the expansion of cooperation in light industry.