Dominique de Buman: Belarus and Switzerland have common vision of peace


Dominique de Buman: Belarus and Switzerland have common vision of peace

Belarusian parliamentarians are paying an official visit to Switzerland, where they will spend a few busy days.  

Such a meeting is taking place for the first time in a quarter of a century, so a lot of questions have accumulated. On February 28, official talks and meetings took place in Bern.

For the first time in 26 years, the Belarusian flag flies on the building of the Federal Palace of Switzerland. Now Swiss parliamentarians have a hot time - a regular session. 

Therefore, it is especially valuable that the Belarusian delegation headed by Vladimir Andreichenko was met personally by his Swiss counterpart Dominique de Buman.

In 2017, a group of friendship with Belarus appeared in the Swiss parliament. 

The founding deputies have already visited our country and developed a concrete plan for building further relations. The next step - the Memorandum of Understanding - has already been made.

Andreas Aebi, co-chairman of the Belarusian-Swiss Friendship Group, member of the National Council of the Swiss Confederation:  
I am engaged in agriculture and tourism at the same time. I would like to bring to Belarus a group of tourists (about 50 people) to show them your country, Minsk and also visit some farms.   

Vladimir Andreichenko has repeatedly mentioned that the current visit is primarily a political one. In the economy, the countries already have some success. 

Vladimir Andreichenko, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus:  
Trade between the two countries amounted to $159 million in 2017. Investments in the Republic of Belarus amount to about $50 million. We are interested in the arrival of Swiss investments in the Republic of Belarus. Especially in such industries as pharmaceuticals, chemistry, petrochemistry, and precision engineering. 

Dominique de Buman agrees with Mr. Andreichenko. After all, the policy of Switzerland always develops its economy, and not vice versa.

Dominique de Buman, Chairman of the National Council of the Swiss Confederation:  
We have a great common value with Belarus - political stability, which the Swiss appreciate very much. All those discussions that took place at the level of the parliamentary friendship group, at the level of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Economy is evidence that the relations will develop very dynamically. As soon as there is wealth, there is peace. 

I am absolutely sure that Belarus and Switzerland have a common vision of peace.