MINSK, 22 July (BelTA) – The Belarusian diplomatic corps should put more efforts into developing the business dimension of cooperation. Belarusian First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Aleksandr Guryanov made the statement at a meeting of representatives of Belarusian companies with heads of Belarusian diplomatic missions, BelTA has learned.
The official told diplomats: “Today ambassadors are meeting with representatives of Belarusian companies. Due to circumstances such a meeting could not be held last year. This is why a lot of questions have been accumulated. Remote communication is a good thing from the point of view of the epidemic situation but it is bad for business. This is why I urge you to actively use the contacts that will be established today.”
Aleksandr Guryanov stressed that the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a reliable partner for the embassies. “We have to actively develop the business dimension of cooperation. Moreover, many of you feel that there are various political problems in communication. Business circles are our support. In this regard we should work more tightly and with better coordination. The organization of expos and business exchange events is being resumed. The government provides the necessary financial support for such events, this is why these tools should be actively used. We should resume the practice of direct communication. We should organize trips of our exporters to their markets,” the first deputy minister of foreign affairs believes.
Aleksandr Guryanov also reminded that the World Expo 2020 will take place in Dubai this year. “It is an important platform for us where communication with the business circles of many countries will be organized. Belarus' national pavilion at the expo will be kind of a business center of our country. It will promote contacts, including with the countries where the ambassadors who are here today are present. This is why I invite you to more actively get involved in this work,” the official told the heads of the diplomatic missions.