Martynau: “Essentially our attitude to Eastern Partnership initiative is positive”

Martynau: “Essentially our attitude to Eastern Partnership initiative is positive”

Belarusian Foreign Minister Syarhei Martynau stated that Belarus finds it important that the Eastern Partnership program offered by the European Union provides for equal partnership.

“Essentially Belarus has a positive attitude to the Eastern Partnership initiative. It is important that the Eastern Partnership is oriented to equal partnership,” stressed the head of the Foreign Ministry in Minskafter his meeting with the visiting prime minister of Germany's federal state of Brandenburg, Matthias Platzek.

Belarusian Foreign Minister Syarhei Martynau stated that Belarus finds it important that the Eastern Partnership program offered by the European Union provides for equal partnership.

“Essentially Belarus has a positive attitude to the Eastern Partnership initiative. It is important that the Eastern Partnership is oriented to equal partnership,” stressed the head of the Foreign Ministry in Minsk after his meeting with the visiting prime minister of Germany's federal state of Brandenburg, Matthias Platzek.

In his turn, Matthias Platzek stated that “he is very glad about the proposal to Belarus to participate in the Eastern Partnership program”.

Speaking about the results of the talks, Syarhei Martynau said that the sides managed to discuss promising lines of bilateral cooperation. The Belarusian minister stated that last year the trade turnover between Belarus and Germany's federal state of Brandenburg grew 2.5 times. At the same time, S. Martynau said, “it is important to establish relations not only in import-export line, but in the line of their cooperation”. The foreign minister informed that during the talks with Matthias Platzek issues of bilateral cooperation development in the sphere of energy, energy effectiveness, logistics, transit and agriculture were discussed.

Matthias Platzek noted that a number of issues were discussed during the talks in Minsk, including “a number of potential joint projects in agriculture sphere”. “We have approached realization of projects in the sphere of wind power engineering,” he said. In particular, Mr Platzek said that in the near future working groups on these issues would be created. As added by the prime minister of Germany's federal state of Brandenburg, at present the federal state receives 30% of electricity from renewable energy resources.
  

  
Interfax

  
 

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