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Kucinskis to meet with Lukashenko in Belarus

RIGA - Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis (Greens/Farmers) will meet with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko during his visit to Belarus, which is scheduled to take place this Wednesday and Thursday, LETA was told at the premier’s office.

In Belarus, Kucinskis will meet with Lukashenko, Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov, as well as Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly, and Vladimir Andreichuk, Chairman of the House of Representatives. The meetings are expected to deal with bilateral and regional cooperation, as well as EU-Belarus cooperation.

During the visit to Minsk, the Latvian premier and his Belarusian colleague will sign several Latvian-Belarusian intergovernmental agreements, including an agreement on early notification of nuclear accidents, information sharing and cooperation on nuclear safety and radiation protection, an agreement on the search and rescue of civil aircraft, a memorandum of understanding on the key areas of medium-term economic cooperation.

The Latvian Environmental Protection and Regional Development Ministry and the Belarusian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection plan to sign a cooperation program for 2018-2022, and the Latvian Education and Science Ministry intends to sign cooperation agreements with the Belarussian Ministry of Sports and Tourism and the Belarusian State Committee on Science and Technology.

Kucinskis will also meet with executives of Belarus’ leading transport and logistics companies and visit the Great Stone Industrial Park and the High Technology Park.

Kucinskis will be accompanied on his trip to Belarus by Environmental Protection and Regional Development Minister Kaspars Gerhards (National Alliance) and Transport Minister Uldis Augulis (Greens/Farmers), as well as municipal officials and entrepreneurs.

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