MINSK. July 24 (Interfax) – The possible lifting of restrictions on Belarus-Ukraine trade will be highlighted at the July 24 meeting of the Belarusian-Ukrainian Mixed Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation in Chernihiv, the Belarusian Foreign Ministry press service has said.
“It is planned to consider an increase of the bilateral trade turnover, the possibility of lifting current restrictions [including the import duty imposed by Ukraine], industrial cooperation [projects] and collaboration in the field of industry, leasing, architecture and construction, standardization, agro-industry and transportation,” the press service said.
The possibility of joint projects in the fuel and energy sector, engineering and pharmaceutics will be discussed too.
Agreements to be reached at the Commission meeting “will give a substantial impetus to the cooperation between Belarus and Ukraine in keynote areas of the bilateral agenda and will promote growth of the bilateral trade turnover,” the Foreign Ministry said.
The meeting will be held by the Commission Co chairs, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Vladimir Semashko and Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Hennadiy Zubko.