President of the Republic of Belarus

01/24/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/24/2019 03:28

Meeting with Novosibirsk Oblast Governor Andrei Travnikov

Novosibirsk Oblast is one of Belarus' most promising economic partners in Siberia, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Novosibirsk Oblast Governor Andrei Travnikov on 24 January.

The head of state emphasized that the bilateral relations are based on long-standing contacts between people, as well as a high level of fruitful cooperation. Novosibirsk Oblast is home to over 5,000 Belarusians, many of them are descendants of those who explored Siberia a long time ago. 'Belarusian entrepreneurs run successful businesses in the region. You regularly host fairs of Belarusian products. Our foodstuffs, footwear, textiles, furniture sell very well there,' the President noted.

Alexander Lukashenko added that Novosibirsk is known as Russia's research hub. In recent years it has turned into one of key equipment suppliers for the Belarusian nuclear power plant. 'Cooperation on the NPP construction project is mutually beneficial. This project helped forge new contacts in technology between companies from Belarus and your region,' the Belarusian leader noted.