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10 July 2017

On 10 July 2017, in the House of Representatives, Vladimir Andreichenko, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, had a meeting with Johanna Brandt, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

Vladimir Andreichenko noted that the visit of Johanna Brandt to Belarus and the opening of the branch office of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Minsk is an important step in strengthening the bilateral relations that would promote the expansion of political, trade-economic and humanitarian contacts and interaction in other areas. He also expressed readiness of participation of the parliamentarians in related processes and development of dialogue with the Parliament of the Netherlands.

For her part, Johanna Brandt congratulated Vladimir Andreichenko on the successful holding of a large-scale parliamentary forum in Minsk, the 26th annual session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, noting the importance of such events for consideration of issues on the international agenda and strengthening of the bilateral cooperation.

Johanna Brandt expressed her confidence that strengthening of the diplomatic presence of the Netherlands in Belarus would help deepen the interaction between the two countries in many areas.

The sides exchanged views on the role of the parliaments of Belarus and the Netherlands in the development of ties at the interstate and interregional levels.

Particular attention during the conversation was given to the possibilities of increasing investment cooperation.

The meeting was attended by Valery Voronetsky, chairman of the Standing Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on International Affairs, and Nikolai Borisevich, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Netherlands.

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