Belarus Not to Sell Belaruskali, Semashko

17.06.2011 12:37

First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Vladimir Semashko said on June 17 that Belarus would not sell Belaruskali. This statement was made by Vice-Premier in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Vladimir Semashko says that information about negotiations with the Russian company Uralkali is just journalists’ speculation, BelTA informs.

According to Telegraf, president of the Russian company Uralkali Vladislav Baumgertner said that the company is preparing a bid for the purchase of a controlling stake of Belaruskali, the largest Belarusian producer of fertilizers. He believes the application may be filed in the coming months.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko did not rule out the possibility of selling the company shares. «We are absolutely positive about the stake sale of joint stock companies, including Belaruskali, said Alexander Lukashenko. He assesses the company at about $30 billion.