The Minsk and Moscow regions intend to expand business cooperation. Firstly, this relates to industry and agriculture. That was the major topic of conversation at the meeting of the governor of the Minsk region Semen Shapiro and Deputy Prime Minister of the Moscow region Denis Butsaev.
The Russian side is interested in supplies of Belarusian vegetables, meat and dairy products. The sides have already selected areas for the establishment of logistics centers. Also, they provide cultural and educational exchange.
The delegation visited a number of enterprises of the Minsk region. By the way, the trade turnover between the two regions amounted to nearly $260 million from January 2015 alone.
Denis Butsaev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Moscow region of the Russian Federation:
The Minsk region has great experience in terms of vegetable and crop production, dairy, and cattle breeding. In this respect, the Moscow region is somehow lagging behind and is ready to draw on Belarus' experience in this area. We discussed inter-sectoral cooperation. This is co-operation between certain industries. What is produced in the Moscow region can be sold on the territory of the Minsk region. And in the process of production and distribution businessmen can exchange materials, scientific potential and create more efficient industrial designs. We expect that in the near future practical steps for economic cooperation will yield results.