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Ambassador of Iceland thanks Belarusian businessman Alexander Moshensky

Berglind Asgeirsdottir, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Iceland to the Republic of Belarus has answered several questions in the TV program Simple Questions with Yegor Khrustalev.

Belarus and Iceland enjoy unique relationships. I believe that this is due to the activities of one of the Belarusian companies - Santa Bremor.

Berglind Asgeirsdottir, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Iceland to the Republic of Belarus:
Yes that's right. We have a significant turnover with Belarus, and I would say that it is, to a greater extent, the merit of one person - Alexander Moshensky. Business contacts between him and Icelandic exporters began many years ago and the possibility of establishing trade relations was discussed.

So began import deliveries from Iceland.

But, from my point of view, Alexander Moshensky became the author of an innovative approach, and developed a product that the Belarusian consumer liked.

However, it is obvious that Belarus has no access to the sea. And probably, we have good reasons for such a relationship. Do you think this is a historical paradox or is there some other, more reasonable, explanation for the success of this cooperation?

Berglind Asgeirsdottir:
It all depends on people. If Belarus does not have access to the sea, this means that you need to import fish. And it so happened that Iceland won the world fame of a nation specializing in the fishing industry. But you also need a specialist who is engaged in logistics and export of fish.

And here an important role was played exactly by Alexander Moshensky, who later became the Honorary Consul of Iceland in Belarus.

He worked hard to find ways to deliver these wonderful products to Belarus. Our cooperation is based on trade and economic ties, but we are working on their development in many other areas.

Ambassador of Iceland thanks Belarusian businessman Alexander Moshensky