By Alina Grishkevich
Belarus’ Deputy Foreign Minister, Valery Voronetsky, has attended the second meeting of the Intergovernmental Belarus-Hungary Commission for Economic Co-operation, in Budapest. He underlined that much has been done to advance Belarusian-Hungarian economic interaction over the last year. However, the potential of our bilateral relationship is yet to be fully realised, despite good prospects for further development of mutually beneficial ties.
“Hungary is a good venue for promoting Belarusian produce, while being a gateway to other states in this region, taking into account the importance of Hungarian business,” noted Mr. Voronetsky.
Meanwhile, Belarus offers access to the Customs Union, which unites a huge market of goods and services. “Barriers have been almost removed in our trade with Russia and Kazakhstan, allowing Hungarian companies arriving in Belarus to promote their interests throughout the Customs Union,” asserted the Deputy Foreign Minister. He stressed the importance of geographical location, with Belarus and Hungary situated not far from each other. This should strengthen bilateral contacts. Mr. Voronetsky believes that the opening of a direct Minsk-Budapest flight should also intensify collaboration and rapprochement between our two countries.