BREST, 17 January (BelTA) – Kamenets District in Brest Oblast and the city of Hajnowka in Poland's Podlaskie Province are keen to enhance economic and social cooperation, Chairman of the Kamenets District Executive Committee Valentin Zaichuk told BelTA.
The partnership agreement between the two neighboring regions was signed in 2002. The parties updated the agreement on 17 January. The new version of the document was signed by Valentin Zaichuk and Hajnowka Mayor Jerzy Sirak. The agreement provides for strengthening friendship, developing economic relations, and exchanging best practices in local self-government. The partners also plan to bolster ties in entrepreneurship, education, culture, sport, and tourism.
“We have already established close ties, but we always look for various new areas of mutual interest. One of them is joint initiatives and cross-border projects. We have already started working on the next Cross-Border Cooperation Program Poland-Belarus-Ukraine to improve engineering and transport infrastructure. It will provide for construction of roads, sewerage systems, and wastewater treatment facilities,” Valentin Zaichuk said.
Such cooperation is aimed at improving living standards of local residents, he noted.
Kamenets District celebrated its 80th anniversary on 17 January. The official event marking the occasion brought together representatives of other Belarusian regions and partners from the city of Manevichi in Ukraine's Volyn Oblast.