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President Lukashenko sees $200m turnover with Georgia possible

On November 20, 2017 Alexander Lukashenko met with the Speaker of the Georgian Parliament Irakli Kobakhidze. During the meeting the possibility of reaching commodity circulation of 200 million dollars between the two countries was discussed.

It will be possible due to the work the two countries have been carrying out lately. Belarus and Georgia cooperate both in the economy and politics sectors. Alexander Lukashenko expresses gratitude to the Georgian side for passing medicine to Belarus. Belarus, in its turn, helped Georgia in extinguishing forest fires.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:
As for the political sector, I can only say thank you to you. Despite the different orientating points, we have absolutely brotherly relations. I am in politics not for the first year and I know what it costs for Georgia, but you have always openly and honestly supported Belarus, from the moment Mikhail Saakashvili was the president. The current government of Georgia is openly building relations with Belarus without hiding it from anyone, and the warming of Belarus’ relations with the West and the USA is in many cases Georgia’s merit.

We are very grateful to you, and from then on we have no differences in understanding political processes. The agenda today and the evaluation of this agenda are the same in Belarus and Georgia. What is more, we are always ready to help each other.

Irakli Kobakhidze, Speaker of Georgian Parliament:
Belarus and Georgia are united but not only wonderful political relations. First of all, it is friendship between our peoples. We have special emotional relations, when we have relations with Belarus. Therefore, it is very important for Georgia to have close political and economic relations with the Republic of Belarus.

The discussion over the prospects of Belarusian-Georgian relations continued in the Council of the Republic. The Speaker of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich considers that it is necessary to quicken the cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries.

Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus:
The trading and economic cooperation within the Silk Way has good dynamics. The large strategic railway part connecting China, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Azerbaijan with an entrance to Southern Europe (through Turkey). Certainly, Belarus is interested in a corresponding transport and logistic chord to contribute into a convenient and beneficial cargo supply from the north to the south. It will certainly facilitate the issues connected with transport expenses for Belarus and Georgia.

President Lukashenko sees $200m turnover with Georgia possible