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10 Oct 2018

Plans to sign Belarusian-Russian food trade balance sheets on 12 October

Plans to sign Belarusian-Russian food trade balance sheets on 12 October

MOSCOW, 10 October (BelTA) – The Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry and the Russian Agriculture Ministry are expected to sign the papers, which specify how much of the staple agricultural products the two countries intend to sell to each other in 2019, during the fifth Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Mogilev on 12 October. The news was released by Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Rusy as he met with his Russian counterpart Aleksei Gordeyev in Moscow on 10 October, BelTA has learned.

Mikhail Rusy said: “The balance sheets are fully agreed. They have been initialed by the deputy ministers.” In his words, the documents will be signed in the presence of Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich and Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko as well as the heads of a number of Russian regions. “So that we could make reports to the heads of state after that,” added Mikhail Rusy.

The two deputy prime ministers met during the 20th Russian agribusiness expo Golden Autumn, which opened in the expo center VDNH on 10 October. Products by Belarusian agribusiness companies are also showcased during the expo.

Mikhail Rusy thanked Aleksei Gordeyev for the invitation to visit the expo. He paid attention to the participation of Russian regions in the Golden Autumn expo. This experience will be used during the Belagro expo in 2019.

Mikhail Rusy said that during the expo in Moscow the Belarusian delegation had met with several Russian governors. “We are going to continue negotiations with them at the Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Mogilev. We’ve come up with a bunch of joint projects, which can be implemented from Sakhalin to Smolensk,” said the official.

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