The turnover between the Tula region and Belarus increased to $134 million

© Photo : press service of the government of Tula obiectivitatea meeting of the fifth Forum of regions of Belarus and Russia, Priority directions of development of regional cooperation as a key factor of integration and Union construction in MogilevThe turnover between the Tula region and Belarus increased to $134 million© Photo : press service of the government of Tula region

Foreign trade turnover between the Tula region and the Republic of Belarus in the first nine months of 2018 amounted to 134 million U.S. dollars, which is by 12.8% more than in the same period of 2017, reported RIA Novosti in the press service of the regional government.

«The Republic of Belarus and Tula oblast is a reliable partner, proven. We built an effective system of cooperation in many areas. In 2017, the trade turnover between the Tula area and Belarus amounted to 167 million U.S. dollars. It’s on 84% more than in 2016. And for the first 9 months of this year turnover increased by 12.8% and amounted to 134 million dollars», — said the Governor of Tula region Alexey Dyumin at the plenary session of the fifth Forum of regions of Belarus and Russia «the Priority directions of development of regional cooperation as a key factor of integration and Union construction» that takes place in Mogilev.

According to Dyumin, to the active development of inter-regional dialogue contributes established in 2012 a joint working group for the coordination of the main areas of cooperation between the Tula region and the Republic of Belarus.

Yesterday in Minsk hosted the latest meeting, the parties discussed concrete measures of cooperation in the spheres of trade, industrial cooperation and agriculture.

The head of the region noted that Russia and, in particular, in the Tula region, are actively developing the infrastructure of the secured areas with preferential tax regimes. Such as special economic zones, territories of priority socio-economic development, industrial parks and technology parks.

«Active participation by the Belarusian entrepreneurs in import substitution programs, to reduce their logistics and operating costs when supplying products to the Russian market offer to consider possibility of granting of special conditions when placed in such locations,» said the Governor.

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