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22 May 2018

‘Ice Age’ in Belarus-Sweden relations over

‘Ice Age’ in Belarus-Sweden relations over

MINSK, 22 May (BelTA) – The “Ice Age” in Belarus-Sweden relations is officially over, BelTA learned from Dmitry Mironchik, who was appointed ambassador of Belarus to Sweden on 22 May.

“There has been no ambassador of Belarus in Stockholm for nearly six years. Now we have an opportunity to say that the ‘Ice Age’ in Belarus-Sweden relations is officially over. The interstate dialogue has been completely restored. We discuss all matters, including those we cannot agree on. Our relations in environmental affairs, humanitarian affairs, and other non-political spheres have passed the test, too,” said the newly appointed ambassador.

In his words, Belarusian-Swedish economic ties have been affected by the cold in the bilateral relations most of all. “It is what I am going to focus and work on. The bilateral trade has dropped considerably in comparison with 2012. But now Belarusian citizens and companies have someone to contact for advice and support in Sweden. We are going to do everything to help them. It is the economy that the president has instructed the embassy to channel efforts into first and foremost,” noted the diplomat.

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