Sergei Sidorsky, the prime minister of Belarus, thinks that Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan should expand their industrial cooperation within the framework of the customs union the three countries are organizing and jointly overcome the negative effects of the global financial crisis.
"Our economies should complement each other so that the Russian and Kazakh technologies could come to Belarus and the Belarusian technologies could be adopted by Kazakhstan and Russia," Sidorsky said Monday when visiting BelAZ, a heavy vehicle manufacturing company.
According to Sidorsky, "during the financial crisis we may find new niches, and we should do our best to prevent a reduction in the number of work places in our countries, which are organizing the customs union." "Somebody is pulling through. But this is not our case. Our goal is to further develop," the Belarusian premier stressed.