US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the first batch of American oil will be sent to Belarus this week. The corresponding message is published on the website of the State Department.
According to him, this “competitive deal” was concluded with the participation of US companies United Energy Trading, Getka and their Polish partner UNIMOT.
Pompeo said that it “strengthens Belarusian sovereignty and independence, demonstrates that the United States is ready to provide trading opportunities to American companies interested in entering the Belarusian market.”
He also noted that the United States urges Belarus to “continue to build on the progress made in expanding access to its market for American business and to pursue market-oriented, trade-liberalizing reforms necessary to advance the process of accession to the WTO.”