MINSK, 11 February (BelTA) – Belarus-Israel trade went past $200 million in 2018. The fact was mentioned by Ambassador of Belarus to Israel Vladimir Skvortsov during a conference of the All-Israeli Association of Immigrants from Belarus in Netanya on 11 February, BelTA has learned.
The ambassador summed up results of Belarus-Israel cooperation in 2018. Positive dynamics in mutual trade was mentioned as well as successful investment cooperation primarily in the spheres of information technologies and agribusiness.
According to Vladimir Skvortsov, the most important events on the bilateral agenda in 2018 included the sixth session of the Belarus-Israel committee on trade and economic cooperation, three visits arranged by the parliaments, regular rounds of bilateral political and consular consultations between representatives of the ministries of foreign affairs. A massive Israeli delegation, which included members of the government and the parliament, came to Belarus to take part in events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of destruction of the Minsk ghetto. Apart from that, a number of joint events in Israel were implemented thanks to tight interaction of the embassy with the Belarusian community in Israel.
Speaking about cooperation plans for the near future and forthcoming major events, the ambassador invited representatives of the Belarusian diaspora to visit their birth places in Belarus in anticipation of the 2nd European Games, which will take place in Minsk in June, as well as festivities dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Belarus' liberation from the Nazi in early July. In turn, heads of regional branches of the All-Israeli Association of Immigrants from Belarus suggested advancing interaction in preparation for and during actual cultural and informational events timed to this memorable date.