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31 May 2024, 17:02

Snopkov: Manufacturing is at the heart of Belarus-Kazakhstan cooperation 

MINSK, 31 May (BelTA) - The long-term development of relations between Belarus and Kazakhstan is based on joint business, Belarusian First Deputy Prime Minister Nikolai Snopkov said during the 18th meeting of the Belarus-Kazakhstan intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation, BelTA has learned. 

"The commission convened in the run-up to the meeting of prime ministers within the framework of the intergovernmental council due next week. We can offer the prime ministers a clear strategy and areas of long-term development that is based on joint business. Thus, the emphasis of cooperation between Belarus and Kazakhstan is on manufacturing. In accordance with the task set by the Kazakhstan president, we are ready to constantly develop and update product line-ups. We believe that we will be able to ramp up the production," Nikolai Snopkov emphasized. 
According to him, in addition to tillage agricultural machinery, Belarus is ready to offer fire trucks. "We are complementary and supportive economies. We are ready to share our own competencies and adopt ones from Kazakhstan in business through joint ventures," Nikolai Snopkov said.

In turn, First Deputy Prime Minister Roman Sklyar of Kazakhstan noted that the task of the intergovernmental commission is to build up the potential of cooperation between Belarus and Kazakhstan. 
"We are planning to develop the existing enterprises engaged in industrial cooperation and create new ones. We work in the common economic space, which gives a certain advantage to our countries. We hope that our indicators will improve and this will improve the well-being of our people and strengthen mutual cooperation between our countries," Roman Sklyar said.
Speaking about the plans, he added that Kazakhstan has several promising projects with Belarusian companies to set up building materials enterprises. "We are ready to provide Belarusian entrepreneurs with all preferences within the framework of their import-substituting investment projects. We hope to implement these projects in our country," Roman Sklyar noted.
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