MINSK, 23 May (BelTA) – Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko will pay a working visit to Russia's Petrozavodsk and Murmansk on 24-26 May, BelTA learned from the government's press service.
"The upcoming visit is traditionally meant to intensify cooperation with the Russian regions. We need specific agreements to increase and diversify Belarusian exports, to step up industrial cooperation and to find new points of growth," Roman Golovchenko said.
During the visit to Petrozavodsk, the Belarusian prime minister will meet with head of the Republic of Karelia Artur Parfenchikov. Roman Golovchenko is also set to attend Karelforum 2023, the second Karelian international forum of stone processing, and to tour the plant assembling logging equipment of Amkodor-Onego and Kondopoga Pulp and Paper Mill.
In Murmansk, the Belarusian prime minister is scheduled to meet with Governor of Murmansk Oblast Andrei Chibis, to take part in the roundtable discussion "Republic of Belarus - Murmansk Oblast: Towards a New Level of Economic Partnership". The head of government plans to visit the Center for Construction of Large Offshore Facilities and tour the plant for serial production of equipment for liquefaction of natural gas mounted on gravity-based structure platforms.
During the visit to Murmansk the Belarusian government delegation will take part in the sixth meeting of the working group on cooperation between Belarus and Murmansk Oblast.