Aleksandr Lukashenko stated: “I think meetings in this format have been long overdue. The private sector of our countries expects clear political signals (count it as a signal if necessary) demonstrating the readiness of Minsk and Vienna to make the bilateral relations long-term ones."
Aleksandr Lukashenko told representatives of the private sector plainly: “If you come to us with investments, if you work and treat Belarusians like you treat Austrians, you will always be my citizens to me and I will support you by all means.”
Accreditation to watch the elections in Belarus has also been granted to 47 diplomats, 21 representatives of election authorities of foreign countries. Three independent experts also intend to monitor the election campaign.
It was noted that the situation at the Belarus-EU border is stable. At the same time efforts of certain individuals and crime syndicates involved in illegal transit migration, the smuggling of narcotic substances and psychotropic substances had an effect on the situation.
The agreement will continue BelTA's information interaction with foreign partners, which number exceeds 30 now. BelTA tightly cooperates with foreign news agencies and online mass media, including via the international multifunctional media platform PNN.
The State Science and Technology Committee of Belarus and the Italian Research and Education Ministry intend to hold the first session of the Belarusian-Italian commission on cooperation in science and technology.
Belarus Agriculture and Food Minister Anatoly Khotko met with Ambassador of France to Belarus Didier Canesse. The parties discussed expanding bilateral trade and economic cooperation in agriculture and food, in particular, in cattle breeding, horticulture, and sanitary and veterinary control.
Polish Ambassador to Belarus Artur Michalski suggested rediscovering the Belarusian-Polish neighborhood and building the future together. He considers it important for both countries to develop a political and economic dialogue.
During the ceremony, Ruslan Yesin noted that there are great opportunities for Belarus and New Zealand to step up cooperation in trade and investment, international security, sports, tourism, R&D, and high technology.