Belarus would like to see economy without barriers, from Lisbon to Vladivostok. The interaction of the largest European integration structures can become a significant element of the new system of global relations, said Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei, speaking October 26 at the international conference of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on sustainable development until 2030.
The minister also emphasized the role of this platform in shaping the economic belt of the Silk Way. In this respect, Belarus can offer large-scale projects on construction of transport, energy and telecommunications infrastructure. The cooperation will be beneficial for all countries and organizations in the UNECE region.
Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus:
We need to avoid unnecessary and dangerous confrontations of integration models. We need to achieve their compatibility and interoperability.
This work should be based on joint projects in the sphere of trade and standards, transport and infrastructure, energy and the green economy, investments and innovations.
This is not just lofty ideals. It is a necessary condition today of our common economic survival and a path to sustainable development in a complex and turbulent world.
The conference is held as part of the initiative "Integration of integrations" proposed by the President of Belarus. Taking part in the conference are representatives of almost all 56 countries of the UNECE: scientists and politicians, businessmen and representatives of major international organizations and integration structures. At the negotiation table the participants will discuss cooperation in trade, transport, energy and innovation.