Nina Gurina. Belarus, Ukraine and Lithuania have plans to develop initiatives on the implementation of common regional projects in the framework of the proposals of the EU " Eastern partnership ", said foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei.
"We agreed on the preparation of proposals for developing a common regional projects and in the frames of" Eastern partnership ". These projects are required to deliver specific benefits for our economies, for the peoples and countries, " said Mackay in an interview to a TV channel ONT on the results of the trip to Ukraine, which hosted the meeting of foreign Ministers of Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus. Transcript of the interview published on the first day of the week on the Internet office of the Belarusian Ministry of foreign Affairs.
According to Makei, the story is about projects in the fields of transport, transit, energy, energy saving.
With respect to negotiations in the Belarusian-Ukrainian relations, the Minister said that the visit and among them was motivated by a desire to explore the possibilities of expanding the supplies of Belarusian goods through the southern ports of Ukraine, including Odessa." We agreed to Look at the issues of our interaction in the sphere of transport and logistics infrastructure in a comprehensive manner. To look at train fares, port charges, because it also depends on the volume of transshipped cargo, " said Mackay.
The project "Eastern partnership" does not provide for the possibility of EU membership, but aimed at political and economic integration of the EU with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The last 3 countries signed the Association agreement with the EU, while Armenia and Belarus are members of the Eurasian economic Union, created on the base of the Customs Union with participation of Russia.