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17 September 2021, 18:23

Belarus' industry minister meets with Serbian president

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MINSK, 17 September (BelTA) – Belarus' Industry Minister Piotr Parkhomchik who is on a visit to Serbia as part of Belarus delegation met with President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic on 17 September, BelTA learned from Belarus' embassy in Serbia.

“During the meeting, the parties pointed to the high level of bilateral relations and noted that the two countries have everything in place to deepen economic cooperation,” the message reads.

The Belarusian delegation includes top managers of the country's industry giants. The delegation held talks at the Serbian government, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of the Interior, and the Belgrade city administration.

Co-Chair of the Belarus-Serbia Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation Nenad Popovic outlined the most promising avenues of cooperation.

State Secretary in the Ministry of Economy Dragan Stevanovic noted that Serbia is ready to set up joint ventures in its territory.

Serbia's Minister of the Interior Aleksandar Vulin said that it is necessary to familiarize Serbian specialists with Belarus-made fire extinguishing equipment and suggested considering a possibility to launch joint production of fire engines in Serbia.

On 18 September, the Belarusian industry minister will travel to Novi Sad where Belarus will showcase its industrial capacity within the framework of Novi Sad International Agricultural Fair 2021. The event is expected to draw officials of Serbia, the autonomous province of Vojvodina, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, and representatives of Serbian business.

There are plans to sign a memorandum of intent to set up a facility to assemble electric buses.

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