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Draft resolution to scrap quotas on Belarusian textile import in European Parliament

MINSK (BelTA) – Director of the Foreign Economic Affairs Department of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Roman Sobolev took part in a session of the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament. Participants of the session discussed the draft resolution on lifting quotas from Belarusian textile import to the European Union. The draft resolution had been submitted by the European Commission, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA.

During the session Belarus' representative informed members of the committee about the development of trade and economic cooperation between Belarus and the European Union and spoke in favor of the draft resolution brought in by the European Commission.

Roman Sobolev also held consultations with Jane Amilhat, Deputy Head of the Unit for Russia, CIS, Ukraine, Western Balkan, EFTA, EEA and Turkey in the Directorate for Neighboring Countries, USA and Canada of the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission. The sides discussed matters concerning the launch of the branch-wise dialogue on trade between the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Directorate General for Trade as well as other topical aspects of bilateral trade and economic interaction.

Apart from that, Roman Sobolev met with Honorary Consul of Belarus in Ghent Karel Van Hoorebeke and representatives of Belgian business circles, who work with Belarus. The sides discussed assistance with further increasing export to Belgium and the advancement of bilateral business contacts.