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19 Jan 2017

Russia to continue building regional cooperation with Belarus

Russia to continue building regional cooperation with Belarus

MOSCOW, 19 January (BelTA) – Russia is determined to continue its line on building up bridges between the regions of Russia and Belarus, Yuri Vorobyev, Vice Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia, said at the first meeting of the organizing committee of the Fourth Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions in Moscow on 19 January, BelTA has learned.

The meeting took place at the Belarusian embassy in Russia. “It is not just a sign of our close relations with Belarus. It also shows our determination to continue our line on building relations between the regions of Belarus and Russia,” said Yuri Vorobyev.

In his words, such forums are annual events where representatives of the two countries discuss important economic and political issues. According to the Vice Speaker of the Federation Council, this year’s forum will highlight new technologies, innovations, and the knowledge society. “These are very important matters today. They need closer cooperation between our nations, new approaches and joint solutions,” he said.

The Fourth Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions will be held at Moscow’s Expocentre on 29-30 June. According to Yuri Vorobyev, the company will host an exhibition that will showcase this year’s theme in detail. He also suggested that participants of the forum visit innovative companies, modern laboratories and hi-tech centers.

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