04. 06. 2019 15:00
Belarus offers a potential for co-operation in a number of areas, not only in terms of the economy also in education and health, especially given that Slovakia will soon be lacking medical staff, Parliamentary Chair Andrej Danko said after Monday's meeting with Speaker of the Chamber of Representatives of the Belarusian Parliament Vladimir Andreychenko. "With a smile, I say that when Ukrainians like Poland, we should rather look up to Belarusians and allow them to work or spread their education in our country," Danko told a briefing. He further said that he'll be advocating the mutual recognition of diplomas in Slovakia and Belarus and will also address Education Minister Martina Lubyova (his party nominee) in this regard. During talks with the Slovak delegation, Speaker of the Chamber of Representatives of the Belarusian National Assembly Vladimir Andreychenko presented the ambition to achieve closer co-operation between Belarus and the Visegrad Four (V4) countries (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). Danko noted that during the Slovak presidency, there have been several extended negotiations of V4 countries at a parliamentary level. The extended format included in particular France, Germany and Benelux countries.