The head of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, approved a draft intergovernmental agreement with the Russian Federation on the use of Russian ports for the export of Belarusian oil products to third countries. TASS writes about this with reference to the press service of the Belarusian leader.
“Lukashenka authorized the Ministry of Transport and Communications to conduct negotiations on the draft agreement and sign the document upon reaching an agreement within the approved project,” the press service noted.
According to the draft agreement, Belarusian enterprises will be redirected through ports in the Baltic in 2021-2023. more than 9.8 million tons of cargo. We are talking about fuel oil, gasoline and oil. In this case, the agreement will operate on a take-or-pay basis.
Earlier, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak reported that Moscow and Minsk could conclude an agreement on redirecting part of Belarus’ exports from Lithuania to Russian ports this year.