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Omsk Oblast government sets up task group on cooperation with Belarus

MOSCOW, 21 December (BelTA) – A task group to expand cooperation with Belarus has been set up in the Government of Omsk Oblast, the Russian Federation, BelTA learnt from the Belarusian embassy in Russia.

The task group has comprised deputy ministers and heads of a number of departments, representatives of the Omsk Administration and the Omsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry. They will decide on the most promising areas of cooperation with Belarus and prepare proposals for new joint projects.

The task group has submitted a package of proposals from the Omsk Oblast government and the administration of the city to Belarus on almost every area of economic cooperation: industry, communications, IT, construction, transport, utilities, agriculture, energy, forestry and nature protection activities. Apart from the trade, economic and environmental blocks, the package of proposals includes cooperation in science, education, healthcare, sports, cultural and youth exchanges.

A delegation of trade and economic experts and businessmen of Omsk Oblast is expected to visit Belarus in the near future.

Belarus also expects a visit from Omsk Oblast Governor Viktor Nazarov to sign an agreement on the Belarus-Omsk Oblast Business Cooperation Council.