MINSK, 30 September (BelTA) – Unprecedented sanctions have been enforced against Belarus and Russia but cooperation between the two countries should be stronger because of that. Chairman of the Russian state corporation VEB.RF Igor Shuvalov made the statement as he met with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 30 September, BelTA has learned.
Igor Shuvalov remarked that the corporation would like to suggest an updated cooperation agenda to Belarus on joint export projects, to look at the prospects that are opening up.
The VEB.RF chairman went on saying: “On the one hand, we have indeed faced a multitude of sanctions since 24 February. We've adapted to some of them. Some sanctions will be enforced in the future. The sanctions-fuelled pressure both on Belarus and Russia is unprecedented but our cooperation and friendship should be stronger because of it. Today it is my duty to ask you to support certain projects, which will certainly develop BelVEB Bank, our daughter bank, but will ultimately result in the construction of technological sovereignty or as you said, of new technological enterprises for import substitution, in the creation of a stronger economy of Belarus and Russia. We have great prospects for working together on markets of third countries.”