The new Minister of economy of Belarus wants to find alternative sources of raw materials

Belarusian Minister of economy Alexander Chervyakov believes that Minsk will need to seek alternative sources of supply of raw materials.

Earlier it was reported that from January 1, the supplies of raw materials from Russia to Belarusian refineries due to the lack of signed contracts and agreed price conditions.

of Worms, appointed yesterday, January 3, noted that in conditions of uncertainty in supply, the search for such sources should go active, RIA Novosti reported.

the Minister also spoke about the tasks set before him for appointment to this position. One of them — reducing the vulnerability of the Belarusian economy from external shocks.

Before New year, the presidents of Russia and Belarus Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko twice discussed by telephone the Russian oil supplies to Belarus. Lukashenko also discussed these issues with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Russian Minister of energy Alexander Novak.