MINSK, 27 July (BelTA) – Russia's Perm Territory plans to increase purchases of MTZ and MAZ vehicles, Aleksei Chibisov, Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia's Perm Territory, told reporters before the fifth joint meeting of the working group on cooperation between Belarus and Perm Territory of Russia at the National Library of Belarus in Minsk on 27 July, BelTA has learned.
"The documents have not been signed yet. But we are confident that Perm Territory will increase purchases of both MTZ and MAZ vehicles. We are looking forward to large projects with AMKODOR on utility vehicles and logging equipment. We see a great interest among our timber processors in cooperation with partners from Belarus. I am sure that we will make great progress in these areas," Aleksei Chibisov noted.
He also pointed to a great untapped potential of interaction between large industrial enterprises of the two countries. This is why Perm Territory has sent a large delegation of industrial enterprises to Belarus. These are 12 companies, seven of which are large. "They are the leaders not only of the Russian market but also of the global market in terms steel and pumps for the oil and gas industry. We see that in many areas there is a high interest from both the Belarusian and Russian sides in finding new partners," the deputy prime minister continued.
He expressed confidence that the three days during which businessmen from Perm Territory will be in Belarus will be very useful and will certainly lead to new contacts and mutually beneficial agreements.
Belarusian First Deputy Minister of Culture Valery Gromada recalled the plan of cooperation between Belarus and Perm Territory for 2021-2023, which suggests stepping up trade, expanding cooperation, developing the agricultural industry, promoting ties between institutions of culture and art, education and science.
The meeting will focus on trade, construction industry, search for import-substituting goods and equipment, cooperation in the field of natural resources and forestry, establishing twin-city relations between the town of Berezniki of Perm Territory and Soligorsk of Belarus. The parties are expected to sign an agreement on cooperation in education in forestry and agreements on the exchange of information and experience in conservation of hunting resources.