Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan to form the joint agricultural programs
Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan will form the joint agricultural programs, declared Ivan Bambiza, Deputy State Secretary of the Union State of Russia and Belarus, on June 4.
According to him, after the Eurasian Economic Union starts functioning in full force, since 2015 Kazakhstan will be able to connect to realization of the existing programs of the Union State. And in the nearest future the reporting countries will start forming the joint programs.
Such cooperation will allow effectively solving the problem of import substitution, and ensuring the food security of the countries` population. The current experience of the Union State shows that there is the urgent need to integrate agricultural complexes of the countries, said I.Bambiza. He observed the situation with the imports of dairy products as an example: "Belarus and Russia imports nearly 10 mln tonnes. Generally, Russia imports nearly 25% of the demand of dairy products, the price of such Russian imports totals nearly 4 bln USD. Therefore, we should seriously take care that the production volumes in Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan to increase, to meet the needs of the domestic market”.
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