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09 June 2022, 15:47

Russia proposes to set up international import substitution platform

Roman Starovoit
Roman Starovoit

MINSK, 9 June (BelTA) – Russia proposes to set up an international import substitution platform, Governor of Russia's Kursk Oblast Roman Starovoit told the media in Minsk on 9 June, BelTA has learned.

The delegation of Kursk Oblast headed by Governor Roman Starovoit visited the international forum on information and communication technologies TIBO 2022.

"Our delegation consists of more than 40 people who are responsible for various sectors, including IT, which we consider as one of the most promising. One of the national goals outlined by our President Vladimir Putin is digitalization," the governor said. “It concerns absolutely all areas of our life: agriculture, utilities, education and so on. That is why we visited TIBO 2022 today."

He noted that Russia has set up an import substitution platform. "Enterprises that have problems with spare parts or components enter this information into the e-system. So do the producers who can provide a solution to the problem. Today we discussed the possibility of making this system international," the governor said.

On the sidelines of the forum, a number of important documents were signed that will determine further areas of work with Kursk Oblast. Among them are the protocol of promising areas of cooperation between Kursk Oblast and Belarus, the memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of digitalization between the Ministry of Communications and Informatization of Belarus and Kursk Oblast.

Agreements were also signed on the establishment of twin-city relations between Zheleznogorsk District of Kursk Oblast and Gomel District.

The parties signed a document on cooperation in industry: memorandums of intent, cooperation and interaction between Soyuztekstil-St and Grodno Azot, Orsha Flax Mill and a number of other documents.

"Today I examined the novelties that are presented at the exhibition. The agreements that have been signed are of a framework nature. At present, when the unfriendly countries, in fact, have declared an economic war on us and cut us off from technology, our goal is to replace imports and enrich each other. Belarus has successes in the IT industry, so does Russia," Roman Starovoit emphasized.

The guests got acquainted with the central exposition of the Ministry of Communications and Informatization "Belarus - A Digital Nation” demonstrating the digital transformations in Belarus.

Special consideration was given to the projects implemented in Belarus and the possibilities of their effective use in a wide variety of areas from industry, agriculture, banking, healthcare, education to public safety and transport.

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