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Belarus and Slovakia to coproduce high-tech products for EU and EAEU markets

“We have agreed to facilitate the creation of new industries oriented to the production of high-tech products to its subsequent sale on the markets of the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union,” said Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov, following the results of the meeting with Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico.

In turn, Robert Fico considers that the priority would be cooperation in the pharmaceutical industry, namely research, development and production of drugs for the treatment of oncological diseases.

Аccording to the results of the meeting, Andrei Kobyakov and Robert Fico signed a joint communique. It reflects the approaches of the governments of Belarus and Slovakia to the main issues of international and regional cooperation, secures agreements for the development of bilateral Belarusian-Slovak cooperation in various fields.

In particular, the parties agrees to continue working at the level of governments to strengthen the mutual trade in goods and services with a view to its further increasing volume, to facilitate а successful implementation of joint modernization of tire production projects, as well as in the automobile industry, food and pharmaceutical industries.

The parties also agree to activate efforts to prepare and implement new initiatives and investment projects in such areas as energetics, nuclear energetics and nuclear safety.

The nuclear energetics of Belarus is interested in Slovak experience of launching power plants, staff training for NPP and radioactive waste management. Robert Fico laid emphasis on the fact that Belarus and Slovakia hold the same position in the development of nuclear energetics and the construction of nuclear power plants. Today in Slovakia 50% of the energy generates by NPP, and, according to him, it is difficult to imagine what could replace it. Thus, the development of nuclear energetics is associated with high international competition. “It would be a big mistake if Slovakia and Belarus, having accumulated a lot of experience, didn’t cooperate in the field of nuclear energetics,” said Robert Fico.

Also the possibility of participation of Slovak investors and professionals in the construction of hydropower plants in Belarus was discussed. “We are talking about two specific projects, on which we will work with partners. We hope that we will find the opportunity to realize them,” said Andrei Kobyakov.

Among other things, the communique secures the desire to maintain involvement in the development of trade and economic cooperation of small and medium business in Belarus and Slovakia, including using the possibilities of the Chambers of Commerce, industry associations and national associations.

In addition, memorandums of cooperation between Slovak company STM Power and State production association Belenergo were signed, as well as of cooperation between the Slovak company BOMAT and Vitebsk factory of radio components Monolit on cooperation in the collection and recycling of electrical and electronic waste in Belarus.

According to BelTA