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Call to protect Belarus' interests in working with foreign partners

SHKLOV (BelTA) – We need to protect Belarus' interests as we work with foreign partners and should not forget about import substitution, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he visited the Shklov Newsprint Mill on 24 January, BelTA has learned.

An investment project to set up a paper-base for decorative facing materials was discussed. Initially, the mill cooperated with a world-renowned Czech supplier of equipment. However, in the end, the project was delayed as some of the equipment turned out unsuitable. Litigation with the Czech company followed and is still ongoing.

Aleksandr Lukashenko demanded that the interests of the Belarusian side be strictly protected, and this applies not only to this specific case.