PM craves for restart of Belarus-U.S. relations, interested in access to U.S. financial markets

Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Miasnikovich expects a restart in the Belarus-U.S. relations, he said at the opening ceremony of the first Belarus-U.S. investment forum on September, 22.

“I sincerely believe that this forum and a series of other major political events initiated by Belarus, including the Ukraine peace process, will result in the restart of the relations between Belarus and the United States,” the Prime Minister noted. 

Addressing the participants of the forum, Mikhail Miasnikovich underlined that Belarus is ready to do its utmost to become the best place to implement U.S. investment projects. “We are open for a dialogue. So is our country,” he emphasized.

“We have reached an agreement with the USA embassy in Minsk that we will do everything to assist the operation of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry and the U.S. Department of State,” said the Prime Minister. In his words, the possibility of somewhat increasing the number of personnel employed by the embassies, primarily consular workers, is the idea. “The possibility is being considered,” said Mikhail Miasnikovich.

Belarus would like to enter the U.S. financial market, the Prime Minister stressed.

“The access to the U.S. financial market is very important for us. We would like to engage in constructive cooperation on the market of finances. Our government bonds and corporate bonds are well-secured and have a pretty high yield. We need to work together in this field,” he noted. 

“Cooperation in the area of industrial and trade capital is more or less successful, however we still have a lot to do when it comes to finances,” Mikhail Miasnikovich added., via BelTA

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