MIL OSI – Source: President of the Republic of Belarus – Press Release/Statement
Headline: Meeting with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko in UAE
2 November 2017
Alexander Lukashenko met with Ukraine
President Petro Poroshenko in the United Arab Emirates on 2 November.
“Our trade and economic
cooperation is increasingly vibrant. In spite of various difficulties and
obstacles, our trade turnover has exceeded $3 billion. Perhaps, it makes up
about $3.5 billion as of today. But we have a very good chance to expand
cooperation by promoting the interaction of regions,” Alexander Lukashenko said.
The Belarusian leader is
convinced that the first forum of regions of Belarus
and Ukraine which is
expected to take place in Gomel
will give a new impetus to the development of bilateral relations.
“As for the political
cooperation, we do not have any problems. We are committed to the course that
we have agreed to follow,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed.
The head of state remarked
that even far from their countries the presidents found an opportunity to meet
and discuss topical issues in the relations between countries. “Today we have
an opportunity to discuss the issues that need an additional impulse from us. I
want to assure that we have always been responsible people. If we promise
something, we are doing it. I want to guarantee that we continue doing it in
the future,” the Belarusian leader said.
Petro Poroshenko praised
vigorous efforts to implement previous agreements concerning demarcation
issues, trade and economic cooperation. “I am keeping an eye on this issue,”
the Ukrainian President stressed. He was satisfied with the fact that the sides
are expanding interaction in various fields, including the economy and social
Alexander Lukashenko is in
the United Arab Emirates
on a working visit. He is expected to meet with UAE leaders. A number of
meetings with representatives of the government and the business circles of the
country will be held.
Petro Poroshenko is also
paying a working visit to the UAE on 1-2 November. He has already paid an
official visit to Saudi