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25 Nov 2016

Lukashenko: Minsk and Baku ready for mutually beneficial projects

Lukashenko: Minsk and Baku ready for mutually beneficial projects

MINSK, 25 November (BelTA) – Minsk and Baku are ready to search for and implement mutually beneficial projects. The two presidents focus their primary attention on the matter, Belarusian head of state Alexander Lukashenko said in an interview with Trend News Agency.

The President stated that Belarus and Azerbaijan have a strong intellectual, education, scientific, economic, technological and manufacturing potential, and there are examples of successful cooperation. For instance, since 2007 nearly 8,000 Belarus tractors and more than 3,500 MAZ vehicles have been assembled at the Ganja Automobile Plant. In 2015 this Azerbaijani company became the biggest assembly plant for Belarusian tractors outside the Eurasian Economic Union.

“There can be and should be more such examples of mutually beneficial projects. We are ready to take an active part in the projects that go beyond ordinary commercial shipments. These can be joint innovative manufacturing facilities set up to boost different economic sectors, intensified cooperation in the area of agriculture, production of consumer goods, transport, IT development,” the Belarusian leader said.

Alexander Lukashenko also emphasized the mutual interest in joining efforts to step up the sector of standardization, develop digital television, upgrade telecommunication networks and equipment, and also information security and traffic exchange.

“Keeping in mind Belarus’ existing experience in nuclear research, there are strong prospects for cooperation in developing Azerbaijan’s nuclear power industry,” the President said.

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