OREANDA-NEWS  On March 19, 2018 the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Sergei Aleinik, met with the Minister of State for Trade Policy of the Department for International Trade of the United Kingdom, Greg Hands.

During the meeting, the sides discussed current issues of development of economic, trade, scientific and technical cooperation, diversification of export and investment flows, enhancing contacts between the Department for International Trade and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.

For reference: The United Kingdom is among 5 top trading partners of Belarus with a volume of bilateral trade of more than 2,65 bln US dollars in 2017 (growth – 214,4 percent), exports to the UK – 2,4 bln USD (growth 223 percent), imports – 249 mln USD (growth – 156,4 percent). The UK is also ranked second among top investors in our economy with total volume of 2,6 bln USD in 2017.