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Belarus and Georgia resume cooperation, Lukashenko plans visit

by | Feb 3, 2015
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(Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko plans to visit Georgia in April.

Georgian agriculture minister Otar Danelia said this today during a visit to Minsk.

Danelia is there in connection with a session of the newly revived Georgia-Belarus intergovernmental commission.

After the meeting, he said it is important that after a four year pause the two states have a chance to make specific decisions in terms of economic cooperation.

The commission met for the first time in four years and discussed trade and other forms of economic cooperation between the two states.

According to the Agriculture Ministry’s press office, the parties underlined the positive dynamic in terms of trade turnover between Georgia and Belarus.

Leonid Zayats, Agriculture Minister of Belarus, said after the session that the meeting also involved preparing for Lukashenko’s visit to Georgia.

It was decided that Belarus will open a trade representation in Georgia which will work on promoting Belarusian products.

A protocol was signed about active cooperation in fisheries, livestock, combined feed, meat and dairy products.

The Georgian delegation also included deputy agriculture ministers, deputy economy and foreign ministers, and the ambassador to Belarus.

Lukashenko said in December 2012 that he was willing to beg on his knees for Georgia to return as a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States, which it left after the war with Russia in 2008.



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