12 Apr 2022 18:15

Belarus, Russia enhancing cooperation in production of semiconductors for space industry - Lukashenko

MINSK. April 12 (Interfax) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said that Belarus and Russia are developing cooperation in the area of technological production for the space industry.

"[Russian President] Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin] and I discussed the issue of technological production opportunities four or five months ago. For example, the creation of semiconductor production," Lukashenko said during a visit to the Vostochny Cosmodrome on Tuesday.

The Belarusian president added that both Russia and Belarus are providing financial support for promising production opportunities. "The president [of Russia] promised to support them financially, and we will also try to do so. You know, our Integral, and other [high-tech industry enterprises]," he said.

"Let us give [Roscosmos head] Dmitry Rogozin another board or a control system, but a little bit larger, but the spacecraft will fly. And it will return home. After all, it used to return in the old days, and it will now. Then we will catch up with them and leave them behind. We'll definitely surpass them, because we are determined to do so," Lukashenko said.