17 Mar 2023 13:06

Belarus has started supplying Russia with critically important electronic components - Lukashenko

MINSK. March 17 (Interfax) - Belarus and Russia have formed the nomenclature for a database of critically important electronic components, and Belarusian enterprises have already begun the first deliveries of these products to Russia, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said.

"Together with Russia, a list of critically important components has been created, which will be produced at Belarusian enterprises, and a road map has been developed for its development. We have already begun supplying a number of elements for Russian enterprises," Lukashenko said according to the Belta state news agency, while visiting Planar, a company producing microelectronic components on Friday.

"An agreement was signed on the establishment of a joint Belarusian-Russian center for the development and manufacture of photomasks, which are used in the production of microcircuits; it will allow for joint operational development and reduce the dependence of Belarusian and Russian consumers on imports," Lukashenko said.

"Our country has all the necessary competencies to meet the needs of the Russian market after the withdrawal of Western enterprises. This is a chance. And we must use it. Rosatom, Roscosmos, Ruselectronics. The volume of partnership agreements can only grow," he said.