Armenia keen to develop interregional relations with Belarus
Armenia is interested in developing interregional relations with Belarus – as stated by the Armenian Ambassador to Belarus, Razmik Khumaryan, during his meeting with the Chairman of the Brest Regional Executive Committee, Yuri Shuleiko, BelTA reports
Yuri Shuleiko stated that the trade turnover between Armenia and the Brest Region is insignificant. However, recently there has been a positive trend: in H1 2022, it grew by 71 percent while enterprises of the region increased their export supplies by 50 percent. “We need to look for ways to expand co-operation to benefit both sides. Good human relations are the basis, and the economy must work. We are good in livestock production, machine building, woodworking, and light industry,” noted Mr. Shuleiko.
Razmik Khumaryan agreed that the Brest Region is well known for its food products. “There are six stores with Belarusian food in Yerevan, selling dairy and meat products, some of which come from the Brest Region. The region is known for its high-quality products which are enjoyed by Yerevan residents. I hope new stores will open and supplies to Armenia will grow,” said the diplomat.
The Armenian Ambassador added that a co-operative agreement has been operating between the Brest Region and the Ararat Province (Marz) for more than a decade. The pandemic has become an obstacle to maintaining contacts between regions, so now there are intentions to restore communication. “Now we will intensify interregional interaction and joint trips of business circles. Personal contacts are the best help for business,” Mr. Khumaryan is confident.
In Brest, the diplomat took part in the international forum of business contacts. “It was very interesting to listen, travel and see. The Brest Region is rich in tourism opportunities. Pinsk is a quiet and cosy town, Kossovo is also worth visiting while the Belovezhskaya Pushcha is a world famous site. We will actively develop tourism from both sides,” summed up the Ambassador of Armenia.