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02 June 2022, 10:57

Lukashenko lauds progress in Belarus-Leningrad Oblast cooperation

MINSK, 2 June (BelTA) – Cooperation between Belarus and Leningrad Oblast is an example of how to implement Belarus-Russia agreements, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Governor of Russia's Leningrad Oblast Alexander Drozdenko, BelTA has learned.

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, during negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the heads of state often make a call to the administration of Leningrad Oblast.

“Thank you for the support. Cooperation between Belarus and Leningrad Oblast can be an example of how one should cooperate. This region is a reliable partner. You always keep your word, bring all your endeavors to their conclusion. Figures are a testimony to this,” the head of state stressed.

The trade between Belarus and Leningrad Oblast is steadily on the rise, Aleksandr Lukashenko noted. In 2021, the trade crossed the $700 million mark and remains on the growth track this year. “This is a very high level,” the president remarked.

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