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Country News

19 November 2012

Investors, multimillionaires attend Belarus Investment Forum

MINSK, 19 November (BelTA) – The Belarusian Investment Forum that took place in Minsk on 15-16 November was attended by real investors, not mediators, Director of the National Investment and Privatization Agency Dmitry Klevzhits said in an interview to the RTR TV Channel on 18 November. “Up to 70% of the participants at all the previous forums were mediators, consulters, legal firms and banks. This year nearly 80% of the visitors were real investors, owners of big and medium-sized business,” he noted. Speaking about multimillionaires at the forum, Dmitry Klevzhits said that the investment forum was visited by businessmen from the UAE, Qatar, Japan, Korea, China. “Today China, UAE and the Persian Gulf can invest, set up new companies, come onto a new economic level,” he said. This time the forum was visited by nearly 500 representatives of international organizations and companies. According to Dmitry Klevzhits, investors are lured by Belarus’ huge investment potential. The country takes pride in its well-developed logistics, its location at the border with the European Union, he said. As for investors’ risk in Belarus, Dmitry Klevzhits noted: “Over the last decade Belarus has been among top three countries that have been modernizing its investment potential and doing business conditions.” Dmitry Klevzhits also pointed to the importance of the investment forum for Belarusians. In his words, foreign investors can bring not only new technologies, know-how and new high-quality management but also give Belarusian people an opportunity to earn decent money.

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