Belarus-Slovakia Economic Forum
18 September 2019

Belarus-Slovakia Economic Forum was organized by the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in the Republic of Belarus and the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) within the framework of the Belarusian Industrial and Investment Forum.

Attending the forum were the BelCCI Chairman Vladimir Ulakhovich, Deputy Minister of Industry of the Republic of Belarus Sergei Gunko, Deputy Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Lukas Parisek, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovakia to Belarus Josef Migas, representatives of more than 120 companies from both countries.

The BelCCI Chairman noted that Belarus and Slovakia are the countries with well-developed industrial cluster, they can complement each other, helping to promote products to the markets of European and Eurasian Union. The sides have positive cooperation experience in the pharmaceutical sector, woodworking, mechanical engineering. "As far as the main economy branches in general are concerned, the countries have the potential to be transferred to specific projects, business initiatives, and to achieve significant increase in turnover," Vladimir Ulakhovich said.

The forum participants considered the prospects for bilateral trade and economic cooperation, tools to support business and investment. Successful innovative projects were presented and some documents were signed. Representatives of companies from Belarus and Slovakia held talks on cooperation in engineering, food, chemical industry, environment and energy conservation, wood working, energy, air ventilation and conditioning systems, electrical installations, and others.