Promising areas of joint work were discussed today in the Palace of Independence by Alexander Lukashenko and head of this northern Republic Artur Parfenchikov. Belarus and Karelia are ready to create a joint venture for the production of logging equipment. Our President emphasizes that cooperation with Russian regions has always been a priority. The states are connected by thousands of threads. Belarus and Russia have always found solutions on difficult issues on the bilateral agenda. This is important given the interest in common projects in the regions.
Belarus is ready to assist in the development of agriculture in Karelia and the construction of residential districts turnkey. We are interested in the experience of Petrozavodsk in the fishing industry, and there is an intention not only to purchase finished products, but to take raw materials and process them in our factories. It is planned to increase the total turnover to one hundred million dollars over the next two years.