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Minister of Infrastructure and Transport of Spanish Catalonia visits National Marketing Center

On January 31, at the National Marketing Center, a meeting was held with the Spanish delegation led by the Minister of Infrastructure and Transport of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, Isidre Gavin and Walls.

The Autonomous Community of Catalonia is one of the key trade and economic partners of Belarus in Spain. The meeting was also attended by the Director General of the Department of Transport and Communications of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport of Catalonia, David Saldoni, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Belarus in Barcelona Christian Bellsells Navarro, President of the Chamber of Commerce of the Province of Lleida Jaume Salto Albareda, representatives of the Agency for Competitiveness of Companies (ACCIO), other representatives of the Catalan business community, management and specialists of the National Marketing Center, media representatives of the Republic of Belarus.

Valery Sadoho, Director of the National Marketing Center, noted that thanks to previous visits to Spain, we have already established good contacts with the business communities of Barcelona and Lleida. Valery Sadoho emphasized that the potential of Catalonia, which produces almost a quarter of Spain’s gross product, is a very large market, and expressed confidence that today's meeting will intensify the Belarusian-Spanish trade, economic and investment cooperation in various fields.

The Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, in turn, noted that the visit of the delegation from Catalonia is taking place not only in order to get acquainted with our country. “The visit is primarily devoted to the study of those economic areas where we want to achieve certain results and cooperation,” said Mr. Isidre Gavin and Walls.

The Catalan side expressed interest in developing cooperation in the organization of joint ventures in the fields of transport engineering and processing of agricultural products, as well as the implementation of tourist exchanges.

As a result, the parties agreed to strengthen cooperation in organizing the participation of business circles of both countries in exhibition events, to expand the practice of exchanging business visits.

The day before the Spanish delegation initiated visits to the Minsk City Executive Committee, enterprises of Belkommunmash OJSC, MAPID OJSC, Belavia Airlines, and the Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus.