Belarus regards development of cooperation with the regions of Russia as a key avenue in economy. A.Lukashenko declared this today, as he met with Governor of the Sverdlovsk region Eugene Kuvashev at the Palace of Independence. Promising is development of joint projects machine-building, agriculture and science. Minsk is also ready to supply Yekaterinburg with passenger vehicles, including electric buses. The main goal is to increase the turnover to a half billion dollars.