MINSK, 27 May (BelTA) - The countries of the Eurasian Economic Union need to take urgent measures to redesign logistics, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, BelTA has learned.
"I believe that we should take urgent measures to redesign logistics. Of considerable interest is the Eurasian Agroexpress initiative of the Eurasian Economic Commission. It is designed to ensure regular unhindered supplies of agricultural goods by rail, including to China," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The Belarusian president also urged to fast-track the work to develop new cooperative ties and replace imports, especially critical imports. "The idea to draw up indicative balances for essential goods for the EAEU domestic market merits attention," the head of state added.
The EAEU is well-positioned in terms of food security, but in view of the expected increased demand for staple foods in the world, the EAEU needs to establish close coordination to prevent a shortage of certain goods in its own markets.
"I believe that we need to engage other CIS countries in the efforts to solve these problems," Aleksandr Lukashenko added.