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20 July 2022, 12:27

Deputy FM names Belarus' priority partners in Asia

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MINSK, 20 July (BelTA) – After a business briefing at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI) Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Igor Nazaruk named the countries that are viewed as priority markets for Belarus, BelTA has learned.

“We have been living in difficult socio-economic and political conditions for a long time. Since Belarus proclaimed independence, it has come under Western sanctions several times, so there is nothing new or unfamiliar for us. We are ready and willing to build good relations with all countries. We did not cut ties with any countries on our own initiative,” Igor Nazaruk said.

Belarus is actively promoting its products in many regions of the Russian Federation. “We have very good relations with the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union - Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan. We are also building strong partnerships with China. A good example is the Great Stone industrial park. Its resident companies have made a name for themselves for the solutions and technologies they develop,” the deputy foreign minister noted.

Currently, work is underway to develop a legal framework for bilateral cooperation of Belarus with other countries. As part of the Eurasian Economic Commission, agreements were signed with Serbia, Iran, Vietnam and other countries.

“We also completed negotiations and signed agreements with Singapore. They will come into force along with bilateral agreements on services and investments signed by the EAEU member states and Singapore. In addition, negotiations with Egypt, Iran and Indonesia are also in progress,” Igor Nazaruk noted.

In his opinion, there are many countries in the world and it does not make sense to rely solely on a specific group of partners. “Transport and logistics will always facilitate business contacts,” he concluded.

The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, held a business briefing for heads of Belarusian diplomatic missions on cooperation with the BelCCI, as well as bilateral negotiations between the heads of diplomatic missions and Belarusian enterprises. About 50 heads of diplomatic missions took part in the events arranged by the BelCCI.

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