Belarus-Russia trade turnover grows by almost 25% in 2017

Belarus-Russia trade turnover grows by almost 25% in 2017

The trade turnover between the CIS countries in 2017 grew by almost 25%, said Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at an informal meeting of CIS heads of state.

Leaders of 9 countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) gathered in Novo-Ogaryovo near Moscow. The sides focused on topical issues of the regional and global agenda, the development of integration processes in the Eurasian space, strengthening the authority of the CIS in the international arena.

 Лукашенко на саммите в Ново-Огарево

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
I want to support the Russian president in that, the long-awaited period in our relations, in our union has come at last. Indeed, our trade has grown by almost 25%. We can state that each CIS country increased trade turnover other CIS nations by almost 25%. This is a great success.

During the meeting in Novo-Ogarevo, the results of the Russian presidency in the CIS were summed up. An exchange of views took place on further development of cooperation in the Commonwealth.