Belarus, EU ready to discuss joint energy projects

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Belarus and the European Union are ready to discuss five-six realistic joint projects in the energy sector, said Uladzimir Sjamashka, the first deputy prime minister of Belarus. Already in March 2007 Belarus plans to lay down proposals and hold talks, he said.

Sjamashka stressed that the government had already been looking into some possible projects with the European Union, but refused to elaborate.

The first deputy prime minister said it was commercial secret, but the proposed ideas could be of advantage to both the European Union and Belarus, according to the Belarus government agency BELTA.