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28 Apr 2015

Belarus’ Orsha, Russian Asha sign memorandum of cooperation

Belarus’ Orsha, Russian Asha sign memorandum of cooperationMINSK, 28 April (BelTA) – Belarus Orsha and Asha from Chelyabinsk Oblast of Russia agreed on the development of bilateral ties. The Orsha District Executive Committee and the Asha town administration signed the memorandum of cooperation on 28 April, BelTA has learned.

The document was concluded in furtherance of the agreements reached between Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Governor of Russia’s Chelyabinsk Oblast Boris Dubrovsky at the talks in Minsk on 27 April. At the meeting, the parties defined the basic areas of interaction.

These areas of cooperation were specified during the visit of a delegation of the Chelyabinsk Oblast to the enterprises of the country, including those located in Orsha District. The Chelyabinsk guests got acquainted with the industrial potential of Orsha District. They visited the instrument-making plant Krasny Borets, which is part of Belstankoinstrument Holding Company. The Russians were impressed by the production standards, high quality of products. In view of the fact that Chelyabinsk Oblast is home to a powerful machine tool cluster, there are strong prospects for networking in this area with the colleagues from Orsha. The guests also visited the Orsha Linen Mill. After the upgrade the company has significantly expanded the product range, much of which is exported.

Chairman of the Orsha District Executive Committee Nikolai Lisovsky said that it was important that the visit of the Chelyabinsk delegation resulted in the signing of the memorandum. Orsha and Asha intend to develop ties in the fields of industry and commerce. In addition, the Belarusians and Russians agreed on contacts in culture. For example, the two towns are set to exchange delegations for the Town Day celebrations, to participate in festivals and exhibitions.

All in all, Orsha District maintains the sister-city partnerships with about 20 cities in Russia and other countries. By the way, in April Orsha played host to the third meeting of the twin cities and partners of Belarus and Latvia.


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