Sergey Zhvachkin duscussed opportunities of the Siberian agro-industrial complex and spoke for stimulation of the Russian-Belorussian cooperation


Sergey Zhvachkin, the Tomsk Region Governor, took part in a joint session of councils of Russian Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to Siberian Federal District and Interregional Association "Siberian agreement".

In the building of Novosibirsk Region Government, Siberian governors headed by Presidential Envoy Nicolay Rogozhkin discussed opportunities of the Siberian agro-industrial complex in light of agricultural products import restriction and the mobilization of internal reserves. After that, the participants of the joint session held in Novosibirsk's Expo Center met Vladimir Semashko, First Vice Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus.

Sergey Zhvachkin and his counterparts visited two exhibition halls: in one of them Belorussian manufacturers presented their goods which included agricultural machinery, in the other the Siberians exhibited their products.

"Siberian regions are able not only to take care of the food security at their territory but also to feed a half of the country from the Urals to Far East," Sergey Zhvachkin highlighted summarizing the results of the joint session. "Tomsk agro-industrial potential is not exhausted. That is why we help rural people to renew their machinery fleet; we develop private subsidiary farming and use science and our innovation companies to solve agricultural problems."

The Tomsk Region Governor pointed out promising opportunities of the cooperation between the region and Belarus. "The scope of international economic activity between the Tomsk Region and our fraternal country grows annually. In 2012 it totaled 7.5 million US dollars, but only for the first six months of 2014 it already amounted 14 millions. And we keep developing these ties," Sergey Zhvachkin said.

Source: Press-Service of the Tomsk Region Administration
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