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Belarus' MPs to visit Poland on 11-14 February

Politics 11.02.2019 | 10:58
Mikhail Myasnikovich. An archive photo
Mikhail Myasnikovich. An archive photo

MINSK, 11 February (BelTA) – Belarus' parliamentary delegation led by Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich is expected to pay an official visit to Poland on 11-14 February. The program of the visit will include talks with Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, BelTA has learned.

Apart from the meetings with the president and premier of the country, the Belarusian MPs will hold talks with Marshal of the Senate Stanislaw Karczewski and Marshal of the Sejm Marek Kuchcinski. The Belarusian speaker will also meet with Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz.

The talks at the high and supreme levels will focus on the most important issues of the bilateral agenda, including trade, economic and investment cooperation, interaction in education, science, culture and other areas of mutual interest. Special attention will be paid to the role of parliamentary dimension in strengthening the Belarusian-Polish relations. The parties are expected to sign an agreement on social security.

The Belarusian delegation is also expected to visit the Polish Academy of Sciences. Mikhail Myasnikovich will also pay a visit to Bialystok to meet with representatives of the Belarusian national minority in Poland and the authorities of Podlasie Province, and visit the Medical University of Bialystok.

In 2018, Belarus-Poland trade totaled $2.5 billion, up 5.3% from 2017. Belarus' exports to Poland reached almost $1.3 billion. Poland's imports to Belarus made up $1.2 billion. Belarus posted trade surplus worth $138.2 million. In January-September 2018, Belarus received $7.7 billion in foreign investment, including $342.1 million from Poland.

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