The Belarusian Consulate opened its office in Vladivostok, the Russian Federation. The ceremony was attended by Primorsky Krai Governor Oleg Kozhemyako and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Vladimir Semashko, TASS informs.
“We made the decision to bring the embassy office here from Khabarovsk because of the shifted focus on the development of the Far Eastern Federal District. We are a country with an open economy and should be able to promote 70% of our GDP (products and services) in different countries. Russia has always been a major partner for us in all respects. I believe that our office will work well here. There are all necessary conditions in place,” said Vladimir Semashko.
The mutual trade in January-August 2021 reached the level of the total trade in 2020, the ambassador added.
According to Oleg Kozhemyako, the region is working to strengthen economic and cultural ties with Belarus. “We can see that we have progress in all areas, including both export and import,” said the head of the region, noting that 30% of people living in Primorsky Krai have Belarusian roots.
The Days of Belarus in Primorsky Krai festival opened on 6 October. Municipal, agricultural and construction machinery has been showcased on the main square of Vladivostok. Belarusian food producers is also on display.