Belarus, Russia’s Omsk Oblast to jointly develop innovative projects
MOSCOW, 21 October (BelTA) – Belarus and Omsk Oblast of Russia plan to jointly work out innovative projects. The matter was discussed at a meeting between Omsk Oblast Governor Viktor Nazarov and Honorary Consul General of Belarus Vladimir Shuglya on 20 October, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian embassy in Russia.
“Belarus is one of the most important partners for Omsk Oblast. Last year mutual foreign trade exceeded $155 million,” Viktor Nazarov said. The Governor also took note of the increasing supplies of agricultural equipment, lifts, products of the Belarusian light industry. He also updated on preferences for investors in Omsk Oblast and suggested uniting efforts for advancing quality products and implementing a joint project on launching a technical carbon plant in Mogilev.
“For further development of our relations we need to create a common basis for innovative projects of Omsk and Belarusian companies,” Viktor Nazarov believes. In his opinion, it is necessary to organize a joint center for coordination of projects and transfer of technology between Omsk and Belarusian research institutes and industrial organizations.
Vladimir Shuglya expressed interest in addressing issues related to import substitution. He is expected to visit three Omsk companies to outline cooperation areas.