BELARUSIAN AMBASSADOR: DIVERSIFICATION OF TRADE-ECONOMIC RELATIONS OF BELARUS IS A PLEDGE OF SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT OF TRADE RELATIONS WITH ARMENIA

ArmInfo
2010-10-06 10:38:00

ArmInfo. Diversification of economic relations of Belarus is a pledge
of successful development of trade relations with Armenia, Ambassador
of Belarus to Armenia Stepan Sukhorenko told ArmInfo.

"The success achieved in trade-economic cooperation between our
countries over the last years is explained first of all by the fact
that the Belarusian president gave the following suggestion even
before the crisis: "it's enough putting all the eggs in one basket",
i.e. in Russia's basket. The Belarusian president offered to diversify
the market, since all the countries of the post-Soviet space are
acquainted with our products, and it would be incorrect to ignore these
opportunities. Just upon visiting Armenia, I started to implement this
suggestion on tightening of our trade-economic relations to the level
of political cooperation between our countries", the ambassador said.

Moreover, Sukhorenko thinks that the global crisis has also become
a kind of catalyst element for development of Armenian-Belarusian
relations: it has shown that one should develop any markets, both
small and large. According to the ambassador, Belarusian products are
of interest in Armenia, like Armenian products in Belarus. Armenian
brandy is very much appreciated in Belarus, and its supplies to
Belarus in 2009 increased twofold.

"As for the trade house we have recently opened in Yerevan, there is
just one problem here - timely replenishment of its product range.

Moreover, we shall follow this way through creation of branches all
over Armenia. However, this is not yet the level we would like to
reach, and I think a great unused potential is still available for
development of our relations", Sukhorenko said.

According to the data of National Statistical Service of Armenia, goods
turnover between Armenia and Belarus over the latest years increased
tenfold to $30 mln, upon the results of the first 7 months of 2010.




From: A. Papazian