Prime Minister Pavel Filip pays his official visit to the Republic of Belarus. The chief of the Executive met with President Aleksandr Lukashenko, where he discussed the results of the cooperation between Moldova and Belarus within the 25 years of diplomatic relations, as well as the possibilities to launch new common projects, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.
Prime Minister Pavel Filip noted the constructive dialogue between Moldova and Belarus and thanked the authorities in Minsk for their openness in the process of boosting the bilateral partnership. "We appreciate the good relations established between our countries and we want to maintain their stable and productive character," said Pavel Filip.
Pavel Filip also said that Moldova decided to fully capitalize on the trade-economic potential between Moldova and Belarus. "We are interested in deepening our collaboration with Belarusian partners in the manufacturing industries. The free trade area of the Republic of Moldova with the European Union opens new possibilities for business environment development, especially for increasing the mixed companies. We launched a series of internal reforms to facilitate entrepreneurship, we want to create attractive conditions for foreign investors, including those ones in Belarus," said the PM.
At his part, the Belarusian President said that relations with Moldova were very important for Belarus due to the common history and the benefits for the citizens of Moldova and Belarus. Similarly, Aleksandr Lukashenko said the Minsk authorities were urging to boost bilateral partnership and maximize the opportunities offered by the bilateral and multilateral agreements to which Moldova and Belarus belonged. "Moldova can count on the support of the Republic of Belarus, which is a reliable partner and open to cooperation," said the Belarusian president.
The officials also exchanged views on the Joint Intergovernmental Commission for Trade and Economic Cooperation’s work importance, bilateral partnership on transport, construction, agriculture and culture.