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05 June 2020, 13:48

Belarus, Hungary hope to boost bilateral trade to €500m

MINSK, 5 June (BelTA) – Belarus hopes to bolster bilateral trade with Hungary to €500 million, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said to sum up the results of the talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on 5 June, BelTA has learned.

“It would be great to reach €500 million worth of bilateral trade in 2-3 years. We are not dreaming of exorbitant figures. Now we need to reach €500 million. And then we will be able to say that the first stage of our intensive contacts brings tangible results,” the head of state remarked.

In his words, economic issues were high on the agenda of the talks. The sides remarked that the current trade turnover worth about $255 million is below the potential of Belarus and Hungary. “This trade turnover is not enough for our countries,” the Belarusian leader is convinced.

“We are eager to cooperate with your builders, pharmacists who produce very good medications,” the head of state said about promising cooperation avenues.

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