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01 June 2022, 18:35

Vitebsk Oblast, Armenia set to intensify cooperation

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VITEBSK, 1 June (BelTA) – Vitebsk Oblast and Armenia will intensify cooperation in all areas, from science to trade to culture, Vitebsk Oblast Governor Aleksandr Subbotin said as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia to Belarus Razmik Khumaryan, BelTA has learned.

The governor noted that it is extremely important to build and maintain contacts with other countries, especially given the difficult economic situation. “Cultural exchange, communication, and commercial projects are important. We will attach great importance to every area of our cooperation - from science to trade to culture,” Aleksandr Subbotin said.

Razmik Khumaryan, in turn, recalled that two Armenian regions have cooperation agreements with Vitebsk Oblast. “The COVID-19 was a major setback for our cooperation. Thus, we need to make up for it and step up efforts to implement these agreements. These documents have to do with cooperation in the economic, humanitarian, educational fields, etc. We will overcome all difficulties, our friendship will grow stronger,” the ambassador said.

The trade between Vitebsk Oblast and Armenia exceeded $1.6 million in January-March. Almost all of it was the export of goods. Vitebsk Oblast supplies meat and dairy products (it accounts for more than 71%), special purpose vehicles, medicines, and carpets, and imports fire detectors. In total, Vitebsk Oblast is home to eight companies with Armenian capital.

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