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Belarus to expand economic cooperation with Vorarlberg

MINSK, 28 May (BelTA) – Possible participation of Austrian companies in the upgrading of Belarusian companies and construction of renewable energy facilities was discussed during a visit of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Austria Valery Voronetsky to Vorarlberg, the federal state of Austria, BelTA has learnt.

Valery Voronetsky met with Vorarlberg Governor Marcus Wallner, Deputy State Governor, minister for economy, tourism, transport policy and road construction Karlheinz Rudisser, minister for agriculture and forestry, environment, interior affairs and integration Erich Schwдrzler.

The parties discussed the ways to expand trade, economic, investment, humanitarian and cultural cooperation of Belarus with Land Vorarlberg, intensify regional relations between this Austrian region and Gomel Oblast.

Valery Voronetsky also met with Austrian businessmen to talk over the issues of setting up joint Belarusian-Austrian companies and organizing supplies of Belarusian products to Austria and other European countries, as well as participation of Vorarlberg largest companies in the Belarusian Investment Forum in Minsk in November 2012.

The Belarusian official in a meeting with Hubert Bertsch, the head and owner of Bertsch Holding Austria GmbH which takes an active part in the modernization of Belarusian agricultural processing companies discussed the construction of thermal power plants running on biomass in Brest and Vitebsk Oblasts.

In a meeting with the head of Europe’s leading producer of anti-vibration materials Getzner, Valery Voronetsky suggested developing the similar production in Belarus with a focus on the exports to the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.

The talks with representatives of the tourism industry highlighted the opportunities of increasing mutual tourist flows.

The Belarusian diplomat also discussed the participation of Vorarlberg forestries in the 30th festival of woodcutters in Raubichi in August.

While in Austria Valery Voronetsky was accompanied by Honorary Consul of the Republic of Belarus to Vorarlberg Maria Anna Mathis.