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07 October 2021, 15:40

Belarus, Russia discuss cooperation in foreign military equipment markets

Dmitry Pantus. An archive photo
Dmitry Pantus. An archive photo

GRODNO, 7 October (BelTA) - Cooperation in the production and overhaul of modern military equipment, and also algorithms of interaction in foreign markets were one of the main topics discussed during the meeting of the Belarus-Russia Intergovernmental Commission on Military and Technical Cooperation, BelTA has learned.

The 21st session of the Belarus-Russia Intergovernmental Commission on Military and Technical Cooperation took place in Minsk and Grodno. Heads of departments and leading companies of the defense sector met at the sanatorium Ozerny on 7 October to discuss some 40 issues of various topics.

“First of all, we have developed a number of algorithms of interaction in the markets of third countries, including amid the ongoing sanctions pressure on the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus. We have also identified algorithms for improving competencies of our repair enterprises in the repair and maintenance of the most modern military equipment,” said Chairman of the State Authority for Military Industry of Belarus Dmitry Pantus. He added that the parties also paid a lot of attention to possible adjustments to the legal acts concerning military and technical cooperation.

Director of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugaev emphasized the importance of the meeting in such a format as well. “Belarus and Russia are strategic partners. We have many joint plans to implement military-technical cooperation both between our countries and in the interests of third countries. We have a great potential in this regard,” he said. Dmitry Shugaev said that the final minutes of the meeting included more than ten sections comprising specific projects in various industries, such as aviation, armored vehicles and others.

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