Minsk to deepen co-operation with Cuba, Ecuador
Belarus is set to expand co-operation with Cuba and Ecuador, Belarus’ Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Savinykh told a briefing on 24 May, BelTA reported.
On 23-30 May, a Belarusian delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Sergei Aleinik was expected to visit Cuba and Ecuador. The delegation included representatives of the Industry Ministry, Ministry of Architecture and Construction, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, Belneftekhim Concern and a number of Belarusian companies.
The delegation was due to meet with representatives of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, the Council of Ministers, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Industry Ministry, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Agriculture Ministry, Construction Ministry, Transportation Ministry and Armed Forces Ministry.
During a visit to Ecuador, Aleinik was expected to meet with top officials of the Presidential Administration, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Energy and Mining, Agriculture Ministry, Construction Ministry, Transportation Ministry and Defence Ministry.
Aleinik was expected to have talks with top executives of state-run oil companies Petroecuador and Petroamazonas and foreign trade organisation Pro Ecuador. The parties were expected to discuss economic cooperation prospects between the countries and economic operators.