Belarus and Penza region willing to expand cooperation
Penza, 9 December 2014. PenzaNews. Belarus and the Penza region are willing to expand their mutual cooperation in various areas, said the officials during a roundtable discussion in the Penza region government on Tuesday, December 9.
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As noted by the chairman of the regional government Mikhail Kosoy, the region has long-lasting ties with Belarus.
“We see it as a strategic partnership, and have everything necessary for its development: solid industrial potential, powerful industrial base, agricultural potential, high-level professionals,” he said.
The chairman of the Penza region government stressed the region’s advantages, such as tax deductions, in regional development centers and future industrial parks.
In his turn, Igor Petrishenko, the emissary of Belarus in Russia who led the delegation to Penza during its one-day visit, reminded of three currently active agreements between Penza, Minsk, Brest and the Gomel region, as well as increasingly pervasive ties between the brother-cities Penza and Mogilev.
According to him, Belarus is interested in cooperating with the Penza region in education, culture, science and deepening ties between the new generations of both countries.
Among other points, the parties planned several mutual exhibitions that involve delegations to the Brest Castle and search crews in 2015.
Igor Petrishenkso stressed that the Belarus partners are willing to open joint enterprises in medical production, medical equipment, transportation, construction and light industry.
He noted that Minsk representatives also intend to satisfy the all-increasing demands of the Penza region agricultural sphere, with an accent on supplying special equipment.
Moreover, the Belarus delegation showed interest in joint tractor production.
“Belarus was and is a kind neighbor and a reliable partner in all cases for Russia and the Penza region,” Igor Petrishenko concluded.
According to the press service of the regional government, the meeting was continued by presentations from industrial enterprises of Belarus and the Penza region.