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Belarus, Moscow Oblast to set up joint assembly ventures

MOSCOW OBLAST, 26 April (BelTA) – Belarus and Moscow Oblast intend to set up several joint ventures in the oblast to assemble Belarusian agricultural machines and automobiles. The matter was discussed at the session of the working group for cooperation between Belarus and Moscow Oblast in the town of Pushkino, Moscow Oblast on 26 April, Vice Premier of Belarus Sergei Rumas told media after the session.

Deputy Chairman of the Moscow Oblast government Vasily Gromov remarked the Russian side is interested in the participation of Belarusian construction companies in low-storied housing construction programs. He also spoke in favor of expanding deliveries of Belarusian agricultural products, not only food but also seed grain among other things.

Sergei Rumas and Vasily Gromov said they were satisfied with the development of trade between Belarus and Moscow Oblast. In 2011 the mutual trade totaled $3,334.6 million, 24.5% up from 2010. Belarus’ export went up 38.4% to $2,319.4 million while import edged up 1.3% to $1,015.2 million. Moscow Oblast occupies the third position in Belarus’ trade with regions of Russia.

At the session of the working group the sides signed agreements on twinning the Belarusian town of Orsha and the Moscow Oblast town of Pushkino and twinning Pushkino and Beshenkovichi District.

During the visit of the Belarusian delegation led by Sergei Rumas to Moscow Oblast several roundtable sessions and working meetings were held to discuss cooperation in production sector, agribusiness, science, civil engineering, trade and other areas.