Minsk intends to gain a foothold in the market of Kyrgyzstan. The government has discussed joint projects. The parties are interested in launching new assembly lines. Belarus might as well increase machinery supplies to Kyrgyzstan taking advantage of the export promotion measures. Belarusian Prime Minister Sergei Rumas believes that the two countries should give a bigger focus to cooperation in agriculture, information technology, transport and logistics. The top official has reaffirmed Belarus’ commitment to closer cooperation with Kyrgyzstan, in particular in trade and economy. "I believe that our efficient bilateral contacts will lay groundwork for similar cooperation within the framework of integration associations", he added.