MINSK, 9 June (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia will find it really hard to develop without import substitution, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Kursk Oblast Governor Roman Starovoyt on 9 June, BelTA has learned.
According to the head of state, Belarus has the necessary resources to participate in Russian import substitution programs. Cooperation in this area was discussed at the highest level.
“President Putin and I have made such a decision recently. We offer Russians specific projects that are very much needed and will be in demand not only in Belarus, but also in the Russian Federation in the near future. We understand that without import substitution, especially in so-called critical imports, it will be very difficult for us to develop,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.