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4 May 2020

Ambassador: Belarus-Poland annual trade exceeds $3bn

Ambassador: Belarus-Poland annual trade exceeds $3bn
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MINSK, 4 May (BelTA) – The trade between Belarus and Poland makes up more than $3 billion a year, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Poland to Belarus Artur Michalski said in an interview to the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned.

“There is a positive trend in terms of economic cooperation between our countries - more than $3 billion in mutual trade every year. The neighboring market is very convenient. People understand each other well, as our languages are similar. In general, there are many points that contribute to the development of bilateral relations. Interest is growing,” said Artur Michalski.

Polish investors are attracted by various Belarusian industries, for example, the furniture industry, agriculture and IT sector.

The two countries are starting their cooperation in the energy sector. In particular, the countries are working on the issue of oil supplies to Belarus from Poland. “An active political dialogue between the states helps a lot in the matter. We understand Belarus’ need in the diversification of energy sources. Poland has done it a long time ago. We know that Belarus is also in talks with the Baltic and other countries about possible transit routes. Poland would like to be part of the energy diversification process in Belarus,” the ambassador said.

He added that Belarus and Poland have recently understood how important the good neighborly relations between the countries are. “We are connected by roots in different areas and dimensions. Our neighborhood is not a threat, but a chance,” Artur Michalski said.

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