Belarus-EU cooperation, Eastern Partnership initiative discussed in Oslo

Other News Materials 16 February 2009 16:28 (UTC +04:00)

The prospects of the cooperation between Belarus and the European Union, Belarus' participation in the Swedish-Polish Eastern Partnership initiative and the visa issues were discussed during the Belarusian-Norwegian ministerial consultations in Oslo, BelTA learnt in the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

The participants of the consultations focused on further Belarus' involvement in the work of regional international organizations, the Council of the Baltic Sea States, first and foremost.

The parties discussed the bilateral cooperation including the development of political dialogue, expansion of trade and economic links, cooperation in the power engineering, environment protection and sci-tech areas, improvement of the legal treaty base.

The Belarusian side was led by Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Valery Voronetsky and the Norwegian by Director General of the Department for Security Policy and the High North of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry Steffen Kongstad. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Norway and Sweden (on concurrent) Andrei Grinkevich also took part in the ministerial consultations.