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21 Jun 2018

Good dynamics in Belarus-Moscow trade noted

Good dynamics in Belarus-Moscow trade noted

BREST, 21 June (BelTA) – Belarus-Moscow trade demonstrates good dynamics, BelTA learned from Vsevolod Timofeyev, head of the administration of Moscow’s Eastern Administrative District, in Brest on 21 June during the session of the working group on coordinating Belarus-Moscow cooperation.

The official said: “If we compare 2017 to 2016, we will see that Belarus-Moscow trade rose by over 28% to $6.7 billion. It is good dynamics. Mind you, we buy more than we sell.”

In his words, economic plans of the Eastern Administrative District are primarily connected to Mogilev Oblast because the two regions have signed a twinning agreement. “Several meetings with top officials of Mogilev Oblast have been held in Moscow. We’ve agreed that we will arrange a conference of directors of the district and the oblast. Such an event has already been held this year. My first deputy together with ten heads of Eastern Administrative District companies will come to Mogilev on Monday, 25 June in order to directly negotiate with heads of Mogilev-based companies,” said Vsevolod Timofeyev.

Contacts in humanitarian and cultural affairs also advance. “We are building a Moscow courtyard in Mogilev this year. We’ve run the design past the city residents. They took part in the discussion. The project provides for building children playgrounds and a football field. Mogilev residents will receive this gift from Muscovites this summer,” said Vsevolod Timofeyev.

The fifth session of the working group on coordinating Belarus’ cooperation with Moscow took place in Brest on 21 June. Participants of the meeting discussed cooperation in food trade, shipments of passenger vehicles, road construction and maintenance machines, utility vehicles, ways to improve bilateral relations of Belarusian regions with the administrative districts of Moscow. Close attention was also paid to the organization of Belarus-Moscow events in 2018 and in 2019, including within the framework of the fifth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia. Apart from that, the sides discussed the draft action plan on advancing cooperation in trade, economy, science, technology, humanitarian, cultural, and social affairs in 2019-2021.

Representatives of Belarusian government agencies, the Moscow city government, the administration of Moscow city districts, top officials of the Brest Oblast administration and the Mogilev Oblast administration took part in the session.

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