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Lukashenko: Belarus, Bryansk Oblast can enhance cooperation in key areas

MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus and Bryansk Oblast can enhance cooperation in key areas, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Bryansk Oblast Governor Alexander Bogomaz on 11 August, BelTA has learned.

“Bryansk Oblast is the most reliable and a very important partner of Belarus. We can enhance cooperation in key areas. I was informed that in January-May 2016 the trade turnover went up 6%, but this is a very small figure. I think that we can raise the bilateral trade to the level of 2013 which exceeded $900 million,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

The head of state noted that the cooperation with Bryansk Oblast is important for Belarus because production facilities of such Belarusian companies as Gomselmash and Amkodor are located in this Russian region. “I would like these enterprises to be an example of our Belarusian-Russian cooperation in general. Take care of these enterprises. If it is possible to improve their performance, please help them. Tell us if we should do something there, and we will do our best to promote the products of these enterprises in Bryansk Oblast and in Russia in general. Bryansk Oblast is interested in it because these companies are located on the territory of this region and are the taxpayers of Bryansk Oblast,” the Belarusian leader remarked.