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03 October 2019, 12:09

2nd Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine

2nd Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine

The 2nd Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine is underway in Zhitomir on 3-4 October.

The forum aims to present the economic potential of the regions of Belarus and Ukraine, to develop new initiatives and forms of economic, investment, sci-tech and cultural cooperation at the interregional level.

Main events of the forum:

a plenary session with the participation of the presidents of Belarus and Ukraine;

the 8th meeting of the Belarus-Ukraine advisory council on business cooperation;

themed meetings, conferences, panel discussions, keynote statements and forums;

panel discussion “On the Development of the Dnieper and Pripyat River Navigation”.

Zhitomir will host:

a trade show of Belarusian and Ukrainian arts and crafts;

a display of large machines and vehicles;

a forum and an exhibition of high technology, robotics, mechatronics and start-ups.

In January-June 2019, Belarus-Ukraine trade reached $2.5 billion, up $100.5 million, or 4.2%, from 2018.

More than 20 contracts and agreements worth some $150 million were signed at the 1st Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine that took place in Gomel on 25-26 October 2018.

Source: BelCCI, Zhitomir Oblast State Administration

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