On March 29, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko begins his official visit to Turkmenistan. Here the head of state will hold talks with President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow one-on-one as well as in the expanded format.
He will also visit the Garlyk mining and processing plant, built by Belarusian specialists in the Turkmen desert.
It is expected that the heads of state will officially launch the large-scale enterprise.
On 28 March, Alexander Lukashenko discussed the prospects of the plant with Mikhail Myasnikovich.
Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
It is a signal to the world that we can open any mine and mine not only potash fertilizers, but any minerals using the mining method. Not to mention open-pit mining. For us it was a very important project, and it is good that we have completed it.
The Garlyk plant is one of the largest projects of Belarus in terms of services exported. Its total cost is about $1 billion.