WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States wants Belarus to allow American companies greater access to Belarusian markets, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement on Friday.
On Oil Deliveries
Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei confirmed on Friday that the country started receiving oil from the United States, noting that this cooperation is qualified as an important component of the national energy security.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced earlier in the day that the US would send its first shipment of crude to Belarus this week.
Minsk sees oil cooperation with the US as an “important component of the national energy security” and a factor ensuring Belarus’ economic sovereignty, the foreign minister added.
Belarus is committed to strengthening its partnership with the US and believes that this will contribute to settling differences in Eurasia and the Euro-Atlantic region, the minister went on to say.