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Belarus PM to attend Belarus-St Petersburg Business Cooperation Council meeting

MINSK, 1 October (BelTA) – Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich will take part in the meeting of the Belarus-St Petersburg Business Cooperation Council during his working visit to St Petersburg on 1-2 October, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian government.

The meeting will take place on 2 October. The participants of the meeting will take stock of the progress made in the implementation of the program on trade, economic, sci-tech and humanitarian cooperation between the Government of Belarus and the Government of St Petersburg for 2012-2016. The parties are expected to discuss implementation of joint projects in production cooperation, organization of supplies of Belarusian passenger and utilities machinery, lifts to St Petersburg as well as cooperation in the food, construction, scientific and production sectors.

While in St Petersburg Mikhail Myasnikovich is also expected to take part in the 17th international forum “Russian Manufacturer” and the 6th St Petersburg international innovation forum, the opening of the Belarusian trade fair. The Belarusian Premier will also attend a ceremony of handing MAZ buses over to the St Petersburg company Third Fleet and hold talks with St Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko.

In January-July 2013 trade between Belarus and St Petersburg totaled $1.043.3 million, up 12.4% on the same months last year. Belarus’ export reached $678.9 million (up 7.9%), with import at $364.4 million (up 22%) and foreign trade surplus at $314.5 million.