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Belarusian uniforms for Russian army

MINSK, 5 December (BelTA) – Belarusian companies will make military uniforms and accessories as part of Russian defense orders. The relevant agreement was reached by the Belarusian state light industry concern Bellegprom and the Russian light industry company OAO Roslegprom at a meeting in Moscow, the Bellegprom press service told BelTA.

Bellegprom Deputy Chairwoman Ms Lyudmila Tyaglova and Roslegprom President Mr Alexander Kruglik discussed the need to form a common Belarusian-Russian register of companies involved in manufacturing military uniforms and accessories as part of Russian defense orders for the sake of enabling equal conditions for Belarusian and Russian manufacturers. In line with the arrangements that the sides have made Bellegprom has sent a list of Belarusian companies, which can make military uniforms and other products as part of government orders, for Roslegprom to include them into the common register of suppliers of textile industry and light industry products for federal bodies of the executive branch of the Russian Federation.

At the meeting the sides came to terms on matters relevant for cooperation and signed a Bellegprom-Roslegprom cooperation memorandum. The document specifies framework conditions for the sides to use as guidelines. The document also provides for cooperation in launching international projects, in encouraging innovation efforts, and supporting light industry organizations.

Apart from that, the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Russian Federation hosted a meeting to discuss ways to improve the effectiveness of Bellegprom’s retail chains in Russia. The meeting gathered representatives of Bellegprom and six enterprises of the concern, namely OAO Lenta, OAO Sukno, OAO Kupalinka, SOOO Marko, OAO Mogotex, and OAO BPKhO. Executives of distribution network subjects in Russia were also present. The sides discussed problems involved in the operation of the distribution chains and proposals for cooperation with the Embassy of Belarus in Russia. In January-September 2012 the exports shipped by distribution network subjects with a share of Belarusian capital accounted for 22.4% of the total export to Russia.

In the future it is necessary to set up a wholesale and retail trading center where products of various branches of Belarus should be represented for the sake of improving the performance of Belarusian subjects of the distribution network in Russia. The products may include industrial goods, furniture, food, light industry products, and other kinds of merchandise.