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13 Jun 2014

Prokopovich: Belarus, Serbia should take joint niche on world market

Prokopovich: Belarus, Serbia should take joint niche on world market

BELGRADE, 13 June (BelTA) – Belarus and Serbia should take a joint niche on the world market, Belarusian Vice Premier Piotr Prokopovich said at the Belarusian-Serbian business forum in Belgrade on 13 June, BelTA has learned.

According to Piotr Prokopovich, the trade and economic relations between Belarus and Serbia have recently entered a qualitatively higher level. In meantime, the countries still have a lot to do to realize the potential of bilateral cooperation to the full and reach $500 million turnover in the coming years.

According to the Vice Premier, Belarus’ membership in the Eurasian Economic Union and Serbia’s prospects in the EU may promote it. “We should use every chance to maximally build up our bilateral relations. We should take a joint niche on these markets,” Piotr Prokopovich stressed.

Industry Minister of Belarus Dmitry Katerinich told the forum participants about the instruments of stimulating the Belarusian export, including the measures of export credit support, leasing, advantages of the current free trade regime.

Dmitry Katerinich emphasized Belarus’ interest in FDI and expressed the readiness of Belarusian partners to invest in the development of Serbian companies with a view of joint advancement to new markets and expanding their presence on the current sales outlets. “We are ready to bring investments to this market, setting up assembly plants with a high level of localization,” he said.

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