Belarusian Foreign Minister: “Georgia may become increasing interesting for us”

Belarusian Foreign Minister Makei (R) expressed his readiness to participate in the Silk Road Forum scheduled in Tbilisi. Photo by the Foreign Ministry press office., 05 Sep 2017 - 16:29, Tbilisi,Georgia

Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei told his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Janelidze in Minsk that "Georgia with its regional transit functions and infrastructural and energy projects may become increasingly interesting to Belarus.”

During the today’s meeting the officials signed Program of Cooperation between the Georgian and the Belarusian Foreign Ministries for 2018-2019 and hoped the program would more enhance ties between the two nations.

Makei also expressed his readiness to participate in the Silk Road Forum scheduled in Tbilisi for November.

Special attention during the meeting was paid to co-operation within the format of Eastern Partnership.
The ministers highlighted the importance of effectively using the opportunities offered by ‘20 deliverables for 2020’. It was emphasized that the summit scheduled for 24 November will give a new impetus to the development of partnership and result-oriented co-operation,” Georgia’s Foreign Ministry reported.

After the meeting Janelidze met with Vice Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Rusiy.

The Belarusian official stressed that " Belarus considers Georgia to be a reliable partner and is interested in the growth of trade turnover, as well as in the development of sectorial co-operation in the priority areas.”

Vice Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Rusiy (R) named Georgia as a reliable partner. Photo by Ministry of Foreign Affairs press office. 

The priority areas included machine building, tourist, sport infrastructure and others.

The officials expressed their interest in cooperation in the area of high technologies. It was emphasized that the technological park of Belarus is one of the leading parks in Central and Eastern Europe,” Georgia’s Foreign Ministry announced.

The Georgian and Belarusian ministers highlighted the increasing level of trade turnover exceeding 60 milllion over the past 7 months, as well as rising import and export figures.

Janelidze is on his first official visit to Belarus.

The visit was preceded by Tbilisoba 2017 festival in Minsk.