‘Significant slowdown’. Hard work ahead to restore Belarus-Russia trade – PM

Belarus and Russia will need to work hard to restore trade to previous levels, Belarus’ Prime Minister Andrey Kabyakou said at the meeting with State Secretary of the Belarus-Russia Union State Grigory Rapota.

“This year we will need to update all our plans and ideas. Unfortunately, not everything that we planned was implemented in 2015. I believe we will have to work hard to restore trade as there was a significant slowdown,” Kabyakou stressed.

According to him, the economies of the two countries are adapting to the new economic conditions. “I think we will reinvigorate our economic cooperation programs which were not put on halt but were implemented at a slower pace,” the Belarusian prime minister said.

There is a need to ensure that economic agents of the two countries get a new impetus to mutual cooperation, he added.

Belsat.eu, via BelTA

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