AMUR Oblast, 12 April (BelTA) - Despite the sanctions, the economic cooperation between Belarus and Russia is developing successfully, Russian President Vladimir Putin said as he spoke to Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Amur Oblast on 12 April, BelTA has learned.
“We will use our meeting to talk about further joint work in all the areas we have defined for further construction of the Union State. There is a lot to do here. Despite the so-called external pressure, our economic relations are developing successfully,” Vladimir Putin said.
The president stressed that the trade between Belarus and Russia exceeded $38 billion last year. This is a very good indicator, he said.
Speaking about new areas of cooperation, the Russian leader said that Belarusian specialists would definitely be involved in the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome. “We need competent builders with good technological capabilities. Thanks to your efforts all this has been not only preserved in Belarus but also actively developed and may be used for solving common tasks which will undoubtedly benefit our economies and high technologies in our countries,” Vladimir Putin said.