VILNIUS - Improvement of trade and economic relations with Lithuania is in Belarus’ interest, says Alexander Lukashenko, president of the neighboring country, reports news agency ELTA. The Belarusian leader voiced such a position in a meeting with Lithuanian businessmen and promised to assist them in their investment in Belarus.
On May 20, a delegation of twelve Lithuanian businessmen met with Lukashenko to present the directions of Lithuanian business investment in Belarus, opportunities for the development of projects as well as the discussion of problems related to the development of business in the neighboring country.
“Belarus and Lithuania have a great potential for cooperation in many areas. We are glad about the Lithuanian investment in the Belarusian economy. It is most important that we have joint promising projects, which will unite us in a common goal,” the Belarusian president said.
Lukashenko also noted that he was ready to take supportive decisions with regard to every project proposed by Lithuanian businessmen to cut through the red tape. “If you are interested in Belarus, come here and let’s start working,” Lukashenko told the Lithuanian businessmen at the meeting held at his initiative.
On May 21, the 4th Lithuanian-Belarusian Economic Forum was opened in Minsk. The forum is an annual meeting of Lithuanian and Belarusian businessmen with the heads of the institutions responsible for business development. Last year, the forum took place in Vilnius. It was attended by Lukashenko.