During the working visit to Belarus as part of the Ukrainian delegation, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Andriy Yermak discussed the deepening of Ukrainian-Belarusian cooperation with Head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus Igor Sergienko.
The parties discussed the forthcoming official visit of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy to Belarus, which is preliminary scheduled for October this year. The parties expressed hope that the epidemic situation would not prevent the participation of the Presidents of the two countries in the third Forum of Regions of Ukraine and the Republic of Belarus, which is to take place in autumn in Grodno, Belarus.
The interlocutors noted the good dynamics of trade turnover between the two countries and expressed hope that the coronavirus pandemic would not have a significant negative impact on bilateral economic cooperation.
Andriy Yermak and Igor Sergienko also discussed cooperation in the field of infrastructure.
The Head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus called the resumption of oil transit through Ukraine to the Mozyr Oil Refinery this spring a significant success and expressed confidence that the continuation of such cooperation would help strengthen the energy security of the Republic of Belarus.
Separately, the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine thanked the Belarusian side for providing a negotiating platform for the work of the Trilateral Contact Group for the Peaceful Settlement of the Situation in Donbas (TCG).
Andriy Yermak and Igor Sergienko discussed in detail the issues of the two countries' fight against coronavirus and expressed hope that the governments of Ukraine and Belarus would be able to minimize the impact of the pandemic on bilateral economic cooperation.
During the visit, a number of meetings were also held with members of the newly appointed government of Belarus to maintain high intensity of bilateral contacts.
In particular, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories Oleksiy Reznikov met with Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus Yuri Nazarov.
Minister of Defense of Ukraine Andriy Taran also met with Minister of Defense of the Republic of Belarus Viktor Khrenin.