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26 Oct 2015

Guminsky points to expansion of Czech capital in Belarus

MINSK, 26 October (BelTA) – There is a trend to the increase of the Czech capital in Belarus, Vice Speaker of the House of Representatives Viktor Guminsky said at a meeting with MPs of the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic led by Zuzka Bebarova-Rujbrova, Chairman of the Committee on Petitions, head of the inter-parliamentary group of friendship Czech Republic-Belarus, BelTA has learned.

“Our countries are in different integration associations: the Czech Republic is in the European Union and Belarus is in the Eurasian Economic Union. It does not, however, prevent us from developing all-round partnership. The Czech Republic is an important partner for us in the EU. Suffice it to say that your country climbed from the 27th to the 23rd place among the countries importing Belarusian products in 2014. Last year the bilateral trade exceeded $540 million. In Belarus there are 125 companies with the participation of the Czech capital,” Viktor Guminsky noted.

In his words, there are 16 official representations of Czech companies in Belarus. “There is a trend to the increasing trade and the expansion of the Czech capital in Belarus,” said the Vice Speaker.

According to him, the leaders of the two countries have been also developing the political dialogue at different levels, including at the level of parliaments, at various international platforms. Viktor Guminsky expressed hope that the MPs of the two countries would assist the development of the political dialogue, trade and economic relations, cultural, scientific and educational ties.

In turn, Zuzka Bebarova-Rujbrova stressed that Belarus and the Czech Republic have many areas for cooperation and experience exchange. She also underlined the strengthening of Belarus’ role on the international arena, in particular, its contribution to the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine.

The Czech MPs are on a visit to Belarus on 25-29 October. The program of the visit includes meetings with heads of the House of Representatives’ permanent commissions as well as meetings at the Constitutional Court and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. MPs will also tour a number of companies in Minsk and Belarusian regions.

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