ST. PETERSBURG, June 25. /TASS/. Moscow and Minsk are ready to do everything necessary in order to satisfy demand of global markets over interruptions in the supplies of food products and fertilizers, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during talks with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday.
The Russian leader noted that the two countries "are the largest suppliers of fertilizers to the global market." "You and I agreed to do everything that depends on us, to take all measures that depend on us in order to satisfy the demand of our consumers, our clients," Putin stressed, saying that "the shortage of fertilizers, of course, decreases next year’s crop prospects."
The Russian president also pointed out that the trade turnover between the two countries continued to grow while over previous years Russia had invested $4 bln in the Belarusian economy. "There are also investments on the part of Belarusian enterprises, we have good big joint projects," Putin added.