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from 10.03.2016

Andrei Kobyakov participated in the session of the Collegium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus

On March 10, 2016 the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus  Andrei Kobyakov participated in the session of the Collegium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, considered the results of the diplomatic service activity in 2015.

In his speech Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei presented an overall assessment of the results, achieved in 2015 by the Ministry in foreign policy and economic areas.

The head of the Foreign Ministry analyzed in details the key issues, with special emphasis on trade and economic cooperation with foreign countries, outlined ways to resolve them in order to meet the priorities, set by the President of Belarus. Specific examples of “bottlenecks” in foreign trade activities, as well as reserves for increasing exports and expansion of investment cooperation were stated by the ambassadors of Belarus to Austria, China, Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine.

During the discussion the Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov stressed the need to monitor change of dynamics of the supply abroad. He instructed to form the groundwork for rapid increase of sales in close contact with industry leading manufacturers and regional executive committees in order to implement the assignments for export, including through participation in tenders of international organizations and through usage of platforms for e-commerce.

The Prime Minister also gave instructions on investment direction, and on the improvement of cooperation with investors.

In conclusion, the Head of Government focused on the macroeconomic conditions that determine export and investment as the main points of economic growth. Particular attention was paid to the usage of available tools to stimulate exports, participation of diplomatic missions in the work on reducing of failed receivables, as well as in mastering new markets.


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