MINSK, 5 July (BelTA) – The Forum of Regions of Belarus and Uzbekistan due in Minsk in late July - early August will focus on industrial cooperation, humanitarian and inter-parliamentary ties, Vice Speaker of the Council of the Republic Marianna Shchetkina told the media, BelTA has learned.
The Forum of Regions will take place at a time when Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visits Belarus. The event will highlight the cooperation of regions as a key factor of interstate relations. As we are preparing for the frump we are guided by the road map for cooperation which the two countries signed in November 2018, Marianna Shchetkina said. The forum will also discuss industrial cooperation and trade, cooperation in the food industry and agriculture, interparliamentary and humanitarian ties.
Marianna Shchetkina expressed confidence that the Forum of Regions will create a good foundation for further cooperation. It is expected that agreements will be signed between regions and educational institutions of the two countries. Commercial contracts are in the works. According to the vice speaker, they will be signed by BelAZ, MAZ, and Svetlogorskkhimvolokno. “The government and the National Assembly are working on all fronts to ensure the forum is the success,” Marianna Shchetkina said.
The organizing committee for the Forum of Regions of Belarus and Uzbekistan convened for a session which was presided by Marianna Shchetkina. It was attended by representatives of the Industry Ministry, the Education Ministry, the Culture Ministry, the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other agencies. As it was noted at the meeting, the forum will be held on 29-30 July not 1- 2 August as it was earlier scheduled on the proposal of Uzbekistan partners.