The Presidential Press Service has informed BelTA about the acceptance of the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, to an invitation from Silvio Berlusconi, the Chairman of the Italian Council of Ministers. The Head of the Italian Government has asked Belarus to participate in the World EXPO-2015 in Milan — under the slogan ‘Feeding the Planet’.
Mr. Lukashenko notes the considerable progress made in developing bilateral co-operation, achieved by Belarus and Italy after personal meetings with Mr. Berlusconi in 2009.
The message reads: ‘Legislation governing relations in all spheres has been passed, with turnover and Italian investments into the Belarusian economy ever growing. New prospects are opening up for Italian business in our country and within the Customs Union of Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan, promoted by our joint decision to set up an industrial district of Italy in Brest’.
The President is confident that EXPO-2015 will give additional stimulus to trade-economic collaboration between our two states and open up new mutually beneficial areas while enabling our two nations to best realise the potential of business communities for the benefit of Belarusian and Italian people.