Krasnodar Territory seen as key region for Belarus in southern Russia


Krasnodar Territory is a key region in the south of Russia, where Belarus should gain a foothold, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Governor of Russia's Krasnodar Territory Veniamin Kondratyev in Minsk on 19 September, BelTA has learned.

“We consider Kuban as a key region where we should secure a firm foothold,” the head of state said. “Cooperation can be developed on all fronts with you, including in agriculture, machine building, and elevators. If Kuban needs something, we will definitely find common ground.”

According to the president, Belarusian builders are showing interest in joining social construction projects. “We will surely fulfill everything we agree on,” Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized.

In 2022 the trade between Belarus and Krasnodar Territory soared 60% to reach almost $557 million. In January-July 2023, mutual trade exceeded $337 million, up 24.8%.

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