Meeting with Georgia Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili

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Belarus and Georgia are eager to ramp up all-round cooperation. The issue was on the agenda of the meetings between Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko and Georgia Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili.

The meeting focused on the prospects of cooperation in various fields. In the trade and economic dimension it is essential to raise the bilateral trade to $200 million. According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, this is the first step that we should do in the near future. The sides have analyzed the prospects of mutual deliveries and joint production. The countries will pay special attention to the development of cooperation in the manufacturing sector, including in setting up joint ventures.

The participants of the meeting confirmed that the official visit of Aleksandr Lukashenko to Georgia in April 2015 gave a strong impetus to the development of bilateral relations. Back then the sides realized that there is a huge potential in bilateral relations and signed a number of agreements. The governments of the two countries are now implementing them. The Belarusian side will not abandon this course and will do everything for Georgia.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said that the visit of Giorgi Kvirikashvili to Belarus is not just a landmark event. According to the Belarusian leader, this is a testimony to Georgia’s resolution to enhance relations with Belarus. The Georgian side, in turn, sees a big progress in the all-round cooperation with Belarus and is doing its best to promote concrete projects.

Speaking about the cooperation in foreign policy, the President said that Belarus and Georgia have virtually no differences. “It does not matter what course Georgia has chosen and what course we have chosen. It is not an obstacle in building relations. The life goes on, the time changes. We understand these processes and keep our eyes on the ball,” the Belarusian leader emphasized.