France is ready to step up cooperation with Belarus in information technologies and infrastructure development, Ambassador of France to Belarus Didier Canesse reported during the Belarusian-French interregional business forum in Minsk.
The ambassador believes that Belarus and France should intensify cooperation not only in politics but in economy as well. The Belarusian-French interregional business forum is supposed to help achieve the goal.
“We should be willing to work without fear of exploiting the opportunities that open up before us. For instance, we could talk about the development of infrastructure, information technologies, and agriculture”, Didier Canesse noted.
France and Belarus are of the opinion that the bilateral trade could be considerably higher.
“The current trade volume fails to live up to the available potential. For its part the Embassy of France will do its best to advance economic cooperation with Belarus. We would like to regain the areas that, unfortunately, we’ve lost in economic cooperation”, the ambassador added.
This year Belarus’ Doing Business rating has improved by 13 points. The country is now ranked 37th. Didier Canesse advised French businessmen to bear the fact in mind.
“It is a very important moment. It recognizes the work that is already being done in Belarus. I am confident that we will be able to improve the business climate in Belarus”, the ambassador added. (BelTA/Business World Magazine)