Freight traffic of Belarusian refined products will be carried out through the ports of Russia.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko approved a draft intergovernmental agreement with Russia on the transportation and transshipment of oil products intended for export from Belarus in Russian seaports.
“President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko approved a draft intergovernmental agreement with Russia on organizing cooperation in the transportation and transshipment of oil products from Belarus, intended for export to third countries through Russian seaports, as a basis for negotiations,” the press service said the Belarusian leader.
Lukashenko authorized the country’s Ministry of Transport to negotiate the draft agreement and sign the document after reaching an agreement.
Earlier, Belarus postponed the signing of an agreement on transshipment of oil products at Russian ports.
The draft document provides for the transshipment of over 9.8 million tons of cargo by Belarusian enterprises in Russian ports in the Baltic in 2021-2023. We are talking about such goods as fuel oil, gasoline and oil.
In September, Lukashenko announced Minsk’s readiness to reorient cargo flows from the Baltic to Russia, if conditions no worse were offered from Moscow.