Our energy policy aims to expand and deepen constructive and mutually beneficial cooperation with all interested states — Alexander Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.
Dialogue is the basis of sustainable development and the basis for solving the difficult challenges that states face today in increasing their energy potential and attaining energy independence — Yuriy Senturin, State Secretary, Deputy Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.
In the future, the challenges in our industry will be interconnected. We are battling our current challenges on a daily basis — Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Over the past 10 years, we have carried out extensive work to modernize the energy system of Belarus and we will continue it. Another strategic objective is diversification, which provides for the maximum involvement of local types of fuel and the use of atomic energy. Jointly with the Russian Federation, Belarus is implementing a project to build the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant with installed capacity of 2,400 MW. The first unit will be put into operation in 2019 and the second in 2020. The commissioning of the nuclear power plant provides serious incentive for an objective assessment of the prospects for trade interaction between Belarus and Russia — Viktor Karankevich, Minister of Energy of the Republic of Belarus.