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19 Feb 2020

Belarus, Russia’s Arkhangelsk Oblast sign cooperation action plan for 2020-2022

Belarus, Russia’s Arkhangelsk Oblast sign cooperation action plan for 2020-2022

MINSK, 19 February (BelTA) - Belarus and Arkhangelsk Oblast of Russia concluded an action plan to develop cooperation for 2020-2022. The document was signed at a meeting of the working group headed by Chairman of Bellesbumprom Yuri Nazarov and Governor of Arkhangelsk Oblast Igor Orlov, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian timber, woodworking, pulp and paper industry concern Bellesbumprom.

The agreement envisages cooperation in several areas. In the field of industry and trade, the document envisages supplies of Belarusian trucks, agricultural machines, loggers, forestry equipment, road, construction and passenger vehicles (including those for transporting people with disabilities), spare parts for them through dealerships, and also Belarusian lifts.

Plans are in place to work out the participation of Belarusian organizations in the projects to design and construct residential, industrial, social and sports facilities in Arkhangelsk Oblast, to supply construction and finishing materials manufactured in Belarus. The parties shall work out the areas of cooperation in peat extraction industry, including production of peat fuel briquettes, provision of services to design peat extraction and processing facilities in Arkhangelsk Oblast and equipment supplies.

During the meeting the working group discussed the joint projects to design and construct schools and water treatment systems. Governor Igor Orlov suggested that the Belarusian side should send its proposals on the participation in the project to build the region’s largest secondary school for 1,600 pupils. In his words, Arkhangelsk Oblast is in need of quality construction design services and Belarusian organizations can meet this demand.

Arkhangelsk Oblast is also interested in the Belarusian landscaping practices. The visiting delegation hailed the landscaping level of the Belarusian capital and expressed the wish to study the experience to replicate it in Arkhangelsk and other cities of the Russian region.

Cooperation between the parties in the agricultural sector will facilitate the supply of Belarusian equipment for fodder preparation, dairy farms of Arkhangelsk Oblast (milking equipment, feed dispensers, trailers for agricultural machinery). “The parties also discussed direct supplies of Belarusian food products to Arkhangelsk Oblast. The Russian region shows a big interest in these supplies. The enterprises of Arkhangelsk Oblast are ready to arrange supplies of quality frozen fish to Belarus. The guests also suggested cooperation in seed breeding and potatoes, in particular,” said the press service.

The parties outlined the areas of cooperation in culture, education, sport, tourism and social development, youth policy and patriotic upbringing, and exhibiting activities.

The parties also agreed to develop cooperation between municipalities and in the information sector. This cooperation will be based on projects aimed at the development of cooperation in the economic sector, culture and humanitarian affairs between the twin towns of Arkhangelsk Oblast and Belarus.

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