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25 May 2016

Belarus, Korea continue working on visa abolition agreement

MINSK, 25 May (BelTA) - Belarus and the Republic of Korea continue working on a visa abolition agreement. The matter was discussed at the 4th session of the Joint Committee on Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation of the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Korea. The meeting was held at the Foreign Ministry of Belarus, BelTA has learned.

The Belarusian delegation was led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Valentin Rybakov. The Korean delegation was headed by South Korea’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Economic Affairs Lee Tae-ho. Valentin Rybakov suggested discussing the agreement during the meeting. According to Valentin Rybakov, the situation is favorable to make progress on this document. The abolition of visas will facilitate the development of relations between Belarus and the Republic of Korea in all areas, he noted. Lee Tae-ho supported the Belarusian colleague. The parties agreed that special attention should be attached to the elaboration of the agreement.

The participants to the meeting noted that over the past few years the Belarusian-Korean cooperation has advanced significantly, including in trade, investment, science, information and communication technologies. New projects are being implemented. One of the most significant events was the opening of a representative office of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency in Minsk.

As was reported, South Korea’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Economic Affairs Lee Tae-ho met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei. The parties reaffirmed the interest in the development of trade, economic, and investment cooperation, stepping up interaction in information and communication technologies, expansion of business contacts between the countries.

The South Korean delegation is set to visit Belarus’ Hi-Tech Park, the Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Great Stone, and OOO Polimaster which produces radiation control equipment.

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