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27 November 2018, 19:42

Belarus invited to join project to build industrial zone near Suez Canal

MINSK, 27 November (BelTA) – Belarus has been invited to join a project to create a Suez corridor. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Egypt Sergei Rachkov made the statement in an interview with the Middle East news agency MENA, BelTA has learned.

According to the source, Belarus has been invited to participate in the project meant to create an industrial zone near Suez Canal. In particular, Belarus may join the work on creating a Russian industrial zone. “We are considering the possibilities,” noted Sergei Rachkov.

The ambassador went on saying that Belarus supports efforts to prepare a free trade agreement between Egypt and the Eurasian Economic Union. “We hope the negotiations on the draft agreement will begin by the end of the year,” said the diplomat.

Speaking about bilateral trade, Sergei Rachkov pointed out that Belarus hopes Egypt will lift a number of barriers, which are still present in the bilateral relations. “In particular, we hope the registration of a number of Belarusian companies and their trademarks will be accelerated. We expect that if Belarusians are allowed to acquire visas upon arrival in the Cairo International Airport, it will invigorate business contacts and cooperation,” said the diplomat.

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