VLADIVOSTOK, 13 April (BelTA) - Belarusians are a kin nation to the people of Russia's Primorye Territory due to common historical roots, Governor of Russia's Primorye Territory Oleg Kozhemyako said as he met with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Vladivostok on 13 April, BelTA has learned.
Oleg Kozhemyako emphasized the contribution of the Belarusian head of state to the development of relations between Belarus and Primorye Territory. The parties are now actively developing economic and cultural cooperation.
“For us, Belarus is a kin nation due to our historical roots. About 30% of the Primorye Territory population have common roots with Belarus. Primorye Territory was developed by resettlers from Belarus as well,” the governor said.