MINSK, 17 August (BelTA) – There is a great potential in Belarus-Poland investment cooperation. The statement was made by Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Mikhail Myasnikovich as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Poland to Belarus Artur Michalski on 17 August, the press service of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament told BelTA.
The negotiations touched upon topical aspects of Belarusian-Polish cooperation and the agenda of the forthcoming official visit of the chairman of the Council of the Republic to Poland in October 2018.
It was noted that Belarus-Poland trade was close to $2.4 billion in 2017, 21% up from 2016. In January-May 2018 positive dynamics stayed in place, with Belarus-Poland trade up by 12% from the same period of last year. “It means that our relations are on the rise,” noted Mikhail Myasnikovich. He went on saying that the countries could more vigorously cooperate in the sphere of investments, could set up joint ventures instead of simply trading with each other.
The meeting also touched upon matters concerning the Polish diaspora in Belarus and the Belarusian diaspora in Poland as well as interaction between the Belarusian Orthodox Church and the Belarusian Catholic Church.