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27 June 2022, 13:16

Lukashenko: Belarus-made vehicles in service in St Petersburg, world's most beautiful city

MINSK, 27 June (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko recalled his recent trip to St Petersburg as he met with Governor of Russia's Samara Oblast Dmitry Azarov in Minsk on 27 June, BelTA has learned.

All agreements and contracts with Russian partners should be executed without delay, Aleksandr Lukashenko said addressing the Belarusian officials. “This is very important for our economy," he stressed.

The head of state recalled that on the eve of official talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he had a meeting with St Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov: "I arrived in St Petersburg the day before a meeting with Putin. I met with the St Petersburg governor and inquired whether he had any complaints regarding the work with Belarus. The city ordered about 1,000 buses. I inquired how many were delivered, what was not, what problems there were."

"Make sure no project is disrupted. This is not charity," Aleksandr Lukashenko said addressing the Belarusian government.

He noted that a thousand buses is a very large order for MAZ: "We will be working very hard to fulfill this contract this year. There are other contracts as well."

According to the president, at the meeting with Alexander Beglov they touched upon a recent incident with a bus fire in St Petersburg: "He assured me there was nothing to worry about."

"Well, you know how journalists love to exaggerate. I was really worried that something might have really exploded there. Moreover, we began to produce buses on NGV fuel for St Petersburg. They've proved themselves very well. St Petersburg residents are very satisfied with our electric buses. Even people from our delegation noted that wherever they went, they saw Belarus-made buses. The second city in Russia and the most beautiful city in the world uses our buses and our utility vehicles. They have ordered more than a thousand of utility tractors."

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