Belarus may take part in the development of a special economic zone in the Astrakhan region. The delegation of that Russian region on November 30 discussed in Minsk the prospects of cooperation with their Belarusian colleagues.
Among the priority areas of mutual interest are the machine tool industry, textile industry and agriculture.
Konstantin Markelov, Vice-Governor - Chairman of the Government of the Astrakhan region of the Russian Federation:
There are so many interesting points for cooperation. This is industry associated with the creation of a special economic zone in the Astrakhan region, machine building, there is an opportunity to purchase equipment produced in Belarus, agricultural and automotive equipment and also service it.
There is an opportunity to sell Belarusian food products in the food markets of Astrakhan region.