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12 Jan 2017

Belarus eyes Central America markets

MINSK, 12 January (BelTA) – Belarus hopes to secure its foothold in the markets of Nicaragua and the neighboring countries in Central America. The matter was discussed during the working visit of the Belarusian delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yevgeny Shestakov to Nicaragua, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Yevgeny Shestakov met with Laureano Ortega, the Nicaraguan government investment advisor, Minister of Development, Industry and Commerce Orlando Solorzano, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Luis Molina Cuadra, and National Director of the National Disaster Prevention Agency Guillermo Gonzalez.

The parties discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation in the trade, economic and other areas, and also collaboration in preventing natural emergencies. Special attention was paid to a mutual exchange of visits between official delegations and businessmen in 2017, further expansion of the legal framework of bilateral relations.

“Prospects of securing a foothold for the products of Belarusian leading producers in the markets of Nicaragua and the neighboring countries in the Central American region were discussed during the visit to Autos Alemanes, the company advancing Belarusian tractors, tyres and other high-technology products to other markets,” the ministry said.

The Belarusian delegation also took part in the inaugural swearing-in ceremony of Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega. Yevgeny Shestakov held a brief conversation with the Nicaraguan head of state to talk over the current state and prospects of bilateral relations.

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