EBRD President sets out for Minsk

By Anton Usov

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EBRD President visits Belarus

High level policy dialogue in Minsk, civil society consultations are planned
 
EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti will pay a two-day visit to Belarus on 17-18 February 2015. During his first visit to the country he will meet Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, Prime Minister Andrey Kobyakov as well as other senior members of the Belarusian government.
 
Sir Suma will have meetings with the diplomatic community and civil society organisations to discuss political and economic developments in the country.
 
He is also planning to have a site visit to one of the Bank’s existing clients, a rolling stock manufacturer Stadler-Minsk, based in the Minsk suburb of Fanipol.
 
The EBRD is a major investor in Belarus. As of 1 January 2015, the Bank had invested €1.6 billion in 70 projects most of which are in the private sector.
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