The main economic and political news of the Union State this week is the 5th Forum of the Regions of Belarus and Russia, which starts in Mogilev. Alexander Lukashenko discussed it with the Russian ambassador to Belarus today.
Mikhail Babich has a special status as the special representative of the Russian president for the development of trade and economic cooperation with Belarus. The letter of credential, which marked the start of the mission, was presented by the diplomat to the Belarusian leader a couple of weeks ago.
Today, our country has close contacts with 80 regions of Russia. Cooperation threads closely connect 8 thousand enterprises of the two countries. By the way, according to the results of the 5th Forum of Regions, a significant economic effect of half a billion dollars is expected!
This will be a good addition to the turnover, which exceeded $ 32 billion last year. For the first half of 2018, this figure is already more than 23 billion.
Such close ties are observed in both countries not only in economic terms, but in all spheres. This is evidenced by the fact that, according to numerous polls, the people of the two states call each other the most friendly country.
On Friday, the plenary session will become the culmination of the Forum of the Regions of Belarus and Russia. It will be attended by presidents Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin. It is planned that the leaders will hold a bilateral meeting.