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22 June 2022, 16:31

PM: Russia will continue strengthening industrial cooperation with Belarus

MOSCOW, 22 June (BelTA) - Russia will do everything necessary to strengthen industrial cooperation with Belarus, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said at a government meeting in Moscow on 22 June as he commented on the results of his visit to Minsk, BelTA has learned.

“Yesterday I made a working trip to Minsk. We met with the prime ministers of Belarus and Uzbekistan to review the Belarusian producer of equipment, including construction and municipal machinery. We will do everything necessary to strengthen industrial cooperation between the enterprises of our countries, which is especially needed in the conditions of economic sanctions from unfriendly states,” Mikhail Mishustin said.

Mikhail Mishustin also visited the Minsk branch of the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. “As part of deepening integration in the Belarus-Russia Union State, we continue to develop common educational, scientific and technological space. The university is a good example of such cooperation,” the Russian prime minister said.

Speaking about the meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council in Minsk, Mikhail Mishustin noted that the Eurasian Economic Union is proving its relevance amid the difficult international situation. "This is confirmed by the positive dynamics of key economic indicators at the end of last year. The trade in the EAEU exceeded $70 billion and is continuously growing," he said.

"We agreed on further cooperation in the development of transport infrastructure and import substitution. We attached much attention to the measures to promote the competitive environment in the markets, to identify and suppress violations of general rules," Mikhail Mishustin said.

"Our union is working in a new geopolitical environment, amid the pressure from unfriendly countries and volatility of the international trading system. In order to protect our markets, we are implementing a list of measures to shore up the stability of economies. We make decisions to ensure free movement of goods, services, capital and labor in the EAEU," the Russian prime minister said.

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