Belarus and Russia’s Novgorod region have discussed promising areas of cooperation. Minsk is open for dialogue with the Novgorod region on all issues. This was stated by President Aleksandr Lukashenko as he met with Governor Andrei Nikitin at the Independence Palace. For example, Belarusian contractors could be engaged in the construction of residential and social facilities in Veliky Novgorod and other cities. According to the Governor, Novgorod region is interested in the development of comprehensive cooperation with Belarus. Novgorod farmers have already voted for Belarusian equipment. Six dealer centers have been set up in the region.