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Belarus to modernize Russian city of Ivanovo

Staff writer ▼ | June 26, 2015
Belarus will sell buses and trolleybuses to the Russian city of Ivanovo and will also help modernize the city's lifts.
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The promising avenues of bilateral cooperation were determined at the meeting of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko and Ivanovo Mayor Alexei Khokhlov, the Embassy's press service told BelTA.

Igor Petrishenko and Alexei Khokhlov discussed Belarus-Ivanovo relations in industrial manufacturing, trade, and social sphere. Vigorous interaction between Ivanovo enterprises and Belarusian enterprises in Ivanovo with Belarus was mentioned.

The sides discussed the possibility of resuming cooperation between the local factory that makes flax and wool processing equipment and Belarusian flax mills. There are plans to sign a partnership agreement between Ivanovo Oblast and Vitebsk Oblast soon.

Belarus-made goods enjoy well-deserved reputation among Ivanovo residents, noted the press service. In the oblast capital there are 33 specialized shops and three universal fairs that sell Belarus-made goods such as food, footwear, knitwear, linen, perfumery and cosmetics.

The company OOO Belarusian Flax – Ivanovo offers products made by Orsha Linen Mill, Europe's largest manufacturer of flax fabrics and flax goods.

Igor Petrishenko noted that Belarus was interested in increasing the trade turnover with Ivanovo Oblast. In 2014 the bilateral trade totaled $98.4 million, 14.7% down from 2013. Belarus is interested in reversing the trend, the Ambassador noted.

In particular, it is possible to expand the choice of agricultural machines supplied to Ivanovo Oblast agricultural enterprises. Igor Petrishenko also informed about Belarus' readiness to sell more agricultural products to the Russian region.