The relevant document says BELTAwas signed the day before by the mayor of the Belarusian regional center Alexander Studnev and the head of the Russian municipality Oleg Polumordvinov.
True, the governor of the Mogilev region, Anatoly Isachenko, clarified that cooperation with the southwestern region of Russia has long been established. In the past five years alone, mutual trade has increased nearly 2.7 times, reaching $9 million last year. The colleagues consider that these figures are also insufficient. “We have many promising areas where we need to strengthen our ties,” he said.
The head of the region said, in particular, that the main export products to the Astrakhan region are Belarusian elevators, carpentry products, tires and carbon black. And speaking of promising areas of cooperation, he recalled that a large commercial production with a complete closed cycle for trout farming has already been created in the region. It is planned to build several more fish-breeding complexes, including an industrial complex for breeding mother fish on the basis of the Belarusian Agricultural Academy. Anatoly Isachenko pointed out that the experience of Russian colleagues could be useful in this regard.
The partners have not overlooked issues of cooperation in the educational, social, cultural and sporting fields. In September of this year, a new specialty will appear on the basis of the Belarusian-Russian University – according to Russian educational standards, specialists in the oil and gas sector will be trained here. According to experts, the cooperation between BRU and the Astrakhan Technical University, the exchange of experience in the training of such specialists will help to improve the learning process in Mogilev.
In addition, the governor of the Russian region, Igor Babushkin, pointed out that Astrakhan is becoming a major transport and logistics center of the North-South international transport corridor. “Already today, through its ports, there is a transit of goods from Belarus and to Belarus.
At the same time, according to him, the freight turnover between partners doubled compared to the previous period. A working group on bilateral contacts has also been created and a roadmap has been drawn up in many areas.
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