A step towards Serbian President’s visit
Traditionally friendly Belarusian-Serbian relations to be further strengthened
Traditionally friendly Belarusian-Serbian relations to be further strengthened, notes President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on meeting the President of the National Assembly of Serbia, Maja Gojkovic
The Head of State notes a number of issues are ready for discussion, aiming at enhancing and expanding Belarus-Serbia co-operation. He also emphasised that, over the past five years, trade between our two countries has increased almost five-fold, with further potential for expansion. Mr. Lukashenko noted that trade between our countries is balanced.
Political dialogue between Belarus and Serbia boasts stable, positive dynamics, with visits regularly exchanged. In February 2015, a roadmap was signed to boost trade-economic co-operation. The Inter-governmental Belarusian-Serbian Commission on Trade-Economic Co-operation, whose eighth session was hosted by Belgrade in February, plays a co-ordinating role in our bilateral trade.
The President believes that, as far as the parliamentary dimension is concerned, the deputies of our two countries are doing their best to strengthen bilateral relations.
Mr. Lukashenko praised the results of the visit by the Head of the Serbian Parliament to Minsk, expressing confidence that it will help enhance Belarusian-Serbian interaction, while making good steps towards the visit of the Serbian President to Belarus.
Maja Gojkovic stressed that the parliaments of Belarus and Serbia are working to enhance bilateral ties. “It’s a great honour for me to receive an invitation from the heads of the two houses of Parliament to visit Belarus,” she said.
Ms. Gojkovic views the visit as historic, being the first by the head of the Serbian Parliament to Belarus. She is keen to stress the importance of the exchange of visits at top level, noting the Belarusian President’s visit to Serbia. In her words, the visit opened a new page in the Belarusian-Serbian relations. “I’m glad that the parliaments of our two countries can follow this path and make their contribution to the development of bilateral ties,” she commented.
She assesses relations between Belarus and Serbia as traditionally kind and friendly, believing that both sides are eager to promote liaisons.
The heads of both houses of the Belarusian Parliament met the Serbian parliamentary delegation: the Chairman of the Council of the Republic, Mikhail Myasnikovich, and the Chairman of the House of Representatives, Vladimir Andreichenko, to discuss acute issues of Belarusian-Serbian inter-parliamentary, trade-economic and investment collaboration.
By Vladimir Khromov