President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko was interviewed by local media on the eve of his visit to Venezuela. In particular, the Belarusian leader said he was willing to create the center of mixing Belarusian potash and local nitrogen fertilizers in Venezuela so that to sell them in Latin America, which, as he says, feels lack of it.
In addition, the Belarusian Head of State says that Belarus intends to continue developing the construction of enterprises for chemicals, petrochemicals, household appliances, television factories, as well as to build a thermal power plant, gas pipelines and a large amount of housing in Venezuela, BelTA informs.
According to Alexander Lukashenko, he has long been negotiated with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez. He says that Belarus would help protect the country from dependence on raw materials and create a strong industrial and agro-industrial complex.
“If talking about our interest, then I see Venezuela as a great base from which we can work for the whole Latin America. So, I offered to my friend Chavez to regard Belarus as a foothold of economic expansion in Europe, in a good sense of the word,” said President of Belarus.
The Belarusian leader stresses that Belarus and Venezuela cooperate not to the detriment of other countries.
“We’re not friends against someone. We are not going to interfere with any other state or wage a war. We want to ensure the independence and prosperity of their nations and peoples,” said Alexander Lukashenko.
As Telegraf previously reported, first vice-premier Vladimir Semashko reported to the president a week ago that Belarus and Venezuela were implementing joint projects for $2.9 billion.