Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Russia signs economic cooperative agreement with Belgium, Luxembourg

Last Thursday, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin pledged his country's support for cooperative economic programs with Belgium and Luxembourg at the ninth session of the Combined Intergovernmental Commission held in Brussels.

The conference was also attended by Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders and Luxembourg Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Etienne Schneider, The Voice of Russia reports.

"All the windows need to be opened to promote business-to-business contacts," Rogozin said, according to The Voice of Russia. "It is especially pleasing that today we launched our work on highly promising areas such as space exploration and general preparations of satellites."

Currently, all three countries are working to produce written agreements to allow for collaborative economic programs throughout the Russian and Belgium-Luxembourg Economic Union.

"What is more important to me [than the paper agreements] is the very spirit, the very atmosphere that we cannot fail to feel and that is actually aimed at creating the most favorable environment for our diverse, large-scale and comprehensive cooperation," Rogozin said, The Voice of Russia reports.

The three ministers agreed to participate in a forum in a few months, which will draw 300 participants, to discuss cooperative prospects during a series of roundtable discussions.

"In my opinion, we will soon be able to sign a Belgium-Russia joint action plan for 2014-2016," Reynders said, according to The Voice of Russia.