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05 August 2020, 10:26

Preparations underway for Ukrainian president's visit to Belarus

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. An archive photo
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. An archive photo

MINSK, 5 August (BelTA) – Belarus' Ambassador to Ukraine Igor Sokol has met with Ukraine's Vice Premier, co-chairman of the intergovernmental Belarusian-Ukrainian mixed commission on trade and economic cooperation Oleksii Reznikov BelTA learned from the Belarusian embassy.

The parties discussed progress in the preparations for the Ukrainian president's official visit to Belarus, the 3rd Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine, and also issues related to the development of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Igor Sokol updated Oleksii Reznikov on the results of the second meeting of the Belarusian organizing committee of the 3rd Forum of Regions on 24 July.

The parties emphasized commitment to previously reached agreements at the supreme and high levels and the preparation of a big package of agreements on these events which are important for the interstate relations.

The priority goal is the joint effort to promptly restore the level of mutual trade which contracted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The parties agreed that the second half of 2020 would be filled with bilateral events, discussed the ways of further cooperation and outlined a schedule of forthcoming Belarusian-Ukrainian contacts.

Attending the meeting was also Ukrainian Ambassador to Belarus Igor Kizim.

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