MINSK, 15 March (BelTA) – Parliamentarians need to establish closer contacts with the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Belarusian diplomatic missions on the ground, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko said at the opening of the eighth session of the House of Representatives of the seventh convocation on 15 March, BelTA has learned.
“At present, we need to focus on expanding comprehensive cooperation with our allies and partners, primarily in trade and economy. Belarus is an exporting country. Therefore, global economic challenges affect us too. Yet, they also open up a number of opportunities. It is extremely important to identify them and turn to our advantage,” Vladimir Andreichenko said.
The speaker emphasized: “It is necessary to strengthen cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Belarusian diplomatic missions on the ground, to promote regional ties.”
According to Vladimir Andreichenko, MPs do not make trade deals. “Yet, the information component in building up business contacts is very important, as it helps identify cooperation prospects, find free markets niches and new partners,” he noted. “Taking into account the sanctions against Belarus, we need to clearly define the countries with which we can talk only politics and the countries with which we can cooperate economically on a mutually beneficial basis. This should become a roadmap for our future activities. The Standing Commission on International Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should quickly develop it,” Vladimir Andreichenko added.