Belarus has voiced priorities for its 2017 presidency of the Central European Initiative. Among them is the improvement of transit potential and the development of logistics systems.
The heads of government of 18 countries belonging to the CEI gathered in Sarajevo December 13. Bosnia and Herzegovina officially hands over the chairmanship for 2017 to Minsk.
The union plays an important role as a forum for cooperation of European countries in various fields. The Belarus Prime Minister expressed willingness of Belarus to the full and constructive cooperation with all the countries of the Central European Initiative.
Andrei Kobyakov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus:
We attach particular importance to the Central European initiative as a significant and important platform for dialogue and pragmatic cooperation in the region. During Belarus' presidency of the CEI in 2017 we want to work in more detail on infrastructure connections as the key factors of trade and economic growth and stability. Together we try to find a solution to eliminate existing bottlenecks in the transport infrastructure, improvement of transit facilities and supply chains, and wider introduction of modern information technologies and solutions.