Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Belarusian delegation arrives in Yekaterinburg to participate in Innoprom

Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko arrived in Yekaterinburg on Tuesday to attend this year's Innoprom and meet with Sverdlovsk regional Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev.

Semashko headed a large delegation of Belarusian officials and business leaders who traveled with him to Yekaterinburg to participate in Innoprom, now in its fifth year, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

This year's event marks the third time Belarus has had a presence at Innoprom. The country's display at the exhibition showcased Belarusian developments in technological innovation.

"Our country has developed rapidly throughout the 20 years of independence," Semashko said, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta. "As a result, its economy has grown by 2.3 times, while the share of Belarus in world industrial production increased by almost half, too."

During Semashko and Kuyvashev's private meeting after the exhibition, both parties agreed to participate in collaborative projects in the areas of trade-economic relations and humanitarianism.

The two officials further discussed such ongoing collaborative projects as the mutual development of a ventilator, engineering and defense industry development and the creation of both an optical and mechanical plant which will be operated by staff members from both countries, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Kuyvashev accepted Semashko's invitation to visit Belarus in October to participate in a signing ceremony for a number of collaborative agreements between Belarus and the Sverdlovsk region, according to Oblgazeta.