Belarus plans to maintain cooperation with Russia - Pres

ZAVIDOVO, Tver Region, March 19 (Itar-Tass) - Belarus plans to maintain cooperation with Russia and no one will disrupt the ties between the two economies, President Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday.

"Cooperation is the good of the world and we will maintain it," he added.

"Today Belarus provides jobs for around 10 mln people in Russia. We have very close cooperation. Such giants as MAZ, BelAZ and our other companies buy up to 70 percent of spare parts in Russia for final domestic production," he continued.

The Belarussian leader agreed with Medvedev's proposal to discuss agreements reached at a Union State Supreme Council session on February 3.

"Really, it is for the first time that the most decisive steps have been taken and we agreed on all issues," Lukashenko said.

He called on journalists to look for no double meaning in his current visit to Russia and added there are many issues he would like to discuss with the Russian President.



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