MINSK, 12 May (BelTA) – Russian Ambassador to Belarus Boris Gryzlov told Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko that his Victory Day speech was powerful, BelTA has learned.
“The solemn events to celebrate Victory Day have just ended. Victory Day has a huge historical significance for us and the whole world. You delivered a very powerful address on 9 May. We all heard it. You highlighted key points, including in relation to the so-called collective West. Of course, we have a common stance on all these issues,” the ambassador stressed.
Speaking about the Belarus-Russia cooperation, including joint work on import substitution outlined by the Belarusian president, Boris Gryzlov noted that within just a few months of his diplomatic service in Belarus, the country has welcomed six delegations from the regions of the Russian Federation. “Top on the agenda are import substitution and trade. In the run-up to a major event - the Forum of Regions - to be held in Grodno on 23-24 June, we will be working to pack the agenda of this forum with contracts. The amount of these contracts is expected to be very large. Our regions are ready for this, they are ready to see and buy the products on offer. They also have cooperation proposals for Belarusian enterprises. So we will work closely on this issue,” he said.