Another 80,000-ton shipment of Venezuelan crude oil will arrive in Belarus in June, Maria Elena Rojas, of the Venezuelan embassy in Minsk, told reporters in Homyel on Thursday during the Homyel Economic Forum.
Under a contract signed in Caracas on March 17, up to four million tons of oil is to be supplied to Belarus before the end of the year.
The first 80,000-ton shipment was brought by a tanker to Ukraine’s Odessa seaport on April 25 and then the oil was delivered to the Mazyr oil refinery by rail.
The embassy officer noted that Venezuela was taking part in the Homyel Economy Forum for the first time. "Apart from cooperation in the oil sphere, we could be interested in cooperation in the construction sector and, in particular, in the establishment of a joint construction company," she said.