He added that cooperation between the states becomes the important component of diplomatic relations. Zelensky stated that within the forum, Ukraine and Belarus signed the commercial contracts for about $500 million.
Ukraine’s President added that the turnover between the states in 2018 surpassed $5 billion.
“We can and should surpass the mark of $6.8 billion; we do not want to stop. This task addressed the joint inter-governmental commission on trade-economic cooperation. Soon, Ukrainian part of this commission will be renewed. What is the priority of our trade-economic relations? Firstly, it is the cooperation in fuel-energy complex, infrastructure and transport projects, industry and production networks as well as the interaction in the agrarian and industrial complex,” Zelensky said.
Moreover, Ukraine’s president noted that Ukraine and Belarus have great potential for mutual modernization of the enterprises and joint entry to the markets of other states and participation in the multilateral projects.
Zelensky urged Belarusian investors for active cooperation.
Earlier Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that Belarus has promised that Belarus will always be a reliable partner of Ukraine.
As we reported earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko are taking part in the Second Forum of the Regions of Ukraine and Belarus that will be held in Zhytomyr on October 4. They will discuss a wide range of actual issues of Ukrainian-Belarusian cooperation. It is also planned to sign a number of bilateral documents on cooperation between the regions of Ukraine and Belarus.