Belarus is ready to go for more in-depth cooperation in the relations with Slovakia, said Alexander Lukashenko during the ceremony on 6 July the Ambassador of this country in Belarus Joseph would Megachu of the order of Francis Skaryna.

the Diplomat honored with this award, the press service of the President, for the considerable personal contribution to the strengthening of friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries.

Presenting the award, Lukashenka thanked the Ambassador, and for participation in celebrations on the occasion of the great Victory on 9 may in Minsk. “You have demonstrated a courageous act, it is seen not only Belarusians, the whole world can see” – he stressed.

Describing the state of economic and trade cooperation between Bratislava and Minsk, the President has made it clear that it has significant potential. “We are ready to cooperate closely with the lovely Slovakia in many areas and to learn from you, ranging from sports to industrial development”.

Belarus exports to Slovakia and devices for medicine, oil, polyamides and tractors. In turn, from Slovakia imported cars and spare parts, internal combustion engines, and food.

According to official statistics, cited by BelTA, the bilateral trade between the countries last year reached $226 million, an increase of nearly seven per cent compared to 2018-th, including export – $114 million, import – $112 million.

And the total investment in the economy of Belarus on January 1 of the current year amounted to $5 million, including direct – $4.6 million in addition, in Belarus there are 11 7 joint and foreign enterprises with participation of the Slovak capital.