Putin: “We are ready to develop nuclear projects in Belarus”

Putin confirmed that Russia is ready to develop nuclear projects in Belarus and prepare cadres in the field.

Putin said, during his meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk, according to the “Russia Today” news channel today, Monday: “The projects we started are continuing, including the nuclear energy project, where the work of the first reactor, which compensates about 4.5 billion cubic meters, has begun.”

From natural gas, we are ready to continue developing this project and building new reactors. We are also ready to establish this branch of the economy, qualify national cadres, and develop science in an appropriate manner.

He pointed to the increase in the volume of trade exchange between Russia and Belarus by 10% during the ten months of this year, and it may reach a record value of about 40 billion, and we deal in various fields.

He added that Moscow and Minsk have agreements on the matter, and we are also ready to discuss them and work to move forward in this direction.

Putin noted that Belarus is not only a good neighbor to Russia, but also an ally, and accordingly all economic issues are resolved, adding: “We must draw conclusions about what we have accomplished and draw new plans for the future.”

On cooperation in the field of space, Putin stressed that the two countries also have plans related to strengthening this matter.

For his part, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that strengthening Russian-Belarusian cooperation has become a firm response to changes in the world.

Lukashenko added, during his meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Minsk, that the integration between our two countries shows the world that only by joint action can crises and sanctions be overcome. Therefore, Russia and Belarus are open to dialogue with other countries, including European countries, expressing his hope that they will listen to the voice of truth and return to constructive discussion in the field of security as well as in the field of the new global structure.

The Belarusian president continued: “Protecting democracy and progress through force and imposing sanctions against our countries does not interest even the voters who have tested our policies.

The current situation requires us to have firm political will and full implementation of the agenda on the bilateral side, and we must not repeat the mistakes made when Soviet Union, and the economic problems on which the well-being of the two peoples depends must be resolved, as well as dialogue in the social and political spheres generally improved.

Lukashenko stressed, “We were able to bypass the sanctions imposed on our two countries, and there are those who are trying to curb our progress.”

On the other hand, the spokesman for the Russian presidency, “the Kremlin”, Dmitry Peskov, explained the reason for the circumstances that led to the Russian president’s abstention from visiting Belarus for a period of three years, in response to a question about this in statements reported by the Russian news agency “Tass”.

“Keep in mind that the epidemic lasted for two years, but again the fact that he (Putin) did not visit Minsk during this period did not lead to any interruption in high-level bilateral relations,” Peskov said, stressing that Putin and Lukashenko remained in constant contact with each other. some.

In another context, the Director of Russian Foreign Intelligence, Sergey Naryshkin, accused Washington of continuing to inflame the situation in China and escalate tensions in the Taiwan Strait and the Korean Peninsula.

He concluded by saying, “Well, now such an opportunity has been given to the Russian president, to visit Minsk.”

“In addition, Washington will continue to influence the domestic political situation in China and escalate tensions in the Taiwan Strait and the Korean Peninsula,” the head of the Russian intelligence service said, according to the Russian “TASS” agency.

He continued, “Washington also seeks to weaken and replace the unwanted governments of Cuba, Iran and Venezuela by the West, and to make new attempts to impose “democracy” by force in other countries, acting in its usual role as the master of the fate of the peoples of the world.



Arab Observer

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