Belarus and Ukraine have agreed to implement the project on joint production of agricultural machinery, said on Monday in Minsk, Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich during a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Mykola Azarov.
"We support your proposal for the production of agricultural machinery on a fairly wide range and in terms of volume," — said Mikhail Myasnikovich. "It is good that we agree and that there will be serious support measures that will boost our joint production," — he said.
The head of the Belarusian government has taken the initiative to "think about the new projects that may be." Belarusian Prime Minister said that at present, "about 80 of our businesses complement each other and produce competitive products for both the domestic market and for the market of third countries." He explained that it was a production of tractors, combine harvesters, lifting equipment and other products.
Referring to the agenda of the Belarusian-Ukrainian negotiations M. Myasnikovich noted that "it is wide enough — the development of industrial cooperation, financial instruments to support exports, energy and transport sectors, the pharmaceutical industry and technical regulations."
"It is good that we have addressed the issues of scientific, technological and innovation cooperation. This is a view in perspective," — he said. Mikhail Myasnikovich expressed willingness to discuss with experts on both sides of the organizational and technical issues for the implementation of joint projects in order to efficiently solve them.
In general, the Belarusian Prime Minister noted that the two countries have good relations, which are multi-faceted character. "We have many projects in the future, we do not limit ourselves to the present day, and think about the subsequent period." He noted that the agenda "there are certain issues that require strategic thinking, as well as issues that require solutions to today for today."
"I am confident that your visit will be the next step in the development of our relations, which are built for the future", — said Mikhail Myasnikovich, referring to Azarov.