The heads of Russia and Belarus discussed the construction of a railway from Minsk to St. Petersburg and the joint production of aircraft
Russia and Belarus continue close cooperation in a variety of areas, and against the backdrop of Western pressure, the countries have become even closer.
As President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced today, he discussed with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin two important projects related to railway construction and aircraft production.
Lukashenko said this today during a meeting with the Governor of the Leningrad Region, Alexander Drozdenko. According to the Belarusian leader, the day before he had a telephone conversation with Putin. The parties discussed the joint production of small-capacity aircraft, which, as Lukashenko noted, are in great demand and need in Russia.
In addition, the issue of producing individual components for Il-96 passenger aircraft in Belarus and the possibility of servicing them there was considered.
- said Lukashenko.
Another major joint project that the heads of the two states spoke about was the construction of a second railway line connecting Belarus with the Leningrad region and St. Petersburg. The implementation of this project will significantly increase the volume of cargo transportation.
Lukashenko also added that he will discuss these projects in more detail with Putin at a meeting in Kyrgyzstan, where a summit of CIS heads of state is scheduled to take place in mid-October.
- The official site of the Kremlin
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