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8 Jul 2015

Savinykh: Belarus should promote logistics cooperation with Turkey

MINSK, 8 July (BelTA) – Belarus should promote logistics cooperation with Turkey, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Turkey and Iraq (on concurrent) Andrei Savinykh said at the annual seminar of heads of diplomatic missions and consular institutions of Belarus, BelTA has learned.

“We need to develop our logistics cooperation, cheapen the delivery of cargoes from Belarus. If we manage to do so, Turkey will open up new opportunities for us, we will be able to expand the range of products we sell,” Andrei Savinykh believes.

According to the Ambassador, the Belarusian-Turkish relations have a huge potential. Turkey is aspiring to become a regional superpower. The cooperation with this country offers serious prospects not only in trade and economic cooperation. “Our relations with Turkey have a good foundation. First of all, we are trying to bring our technical products to the market of Turkey. We are mulling over the possibility to set up an enterprise to produce road construction and tractor equipment. Belarusian Gomselmash has made good progress. Turkey does not manufacture harvesters. And I hope that this year our harvesters will be used in Turkey,” the diplomat remarked.

On 8-17 July Minsk hosts the annual seminar of heads of diplomatic missions and consular institutions of Belarus. The seminar is focused on the activities of foreign institutions in present-day conditions.

The seminar will include business meetings with heads of ministries and agencies, including on individual schedule. Lecturers of the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the Belarus President will read lectures. The seminar will also include round tables. The participants will discuss topical issues of the country’s economic policy, the presidential election campaign, the export of education services and the Bologna Process, the role and place of Belarus in the modern geopolitical space, the development of healthcare services, psychological aspects of managerial work, tourism development prospects.

Apart from that, heads of foreign institutions will meet with Belarus’ Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov. The seminar’s schedule also includes various events at the Industry Ministry, Bellegprom Concern, Belgospishcheprom Concern.

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