Honorary Consulate of Ukraine opened on Wednesday in Vitebsk. “Work on the opening of the Consulate in Vitebsk was conducted about one and a half years – since my first trip to the city. I then realized that we don’t have enough Ukrainian presence in the Northern region of Belarus”, – said the Ambassador of Ukraine Ihor Kizim during the ceremony, it quotes the state Agency BelTA. The Ambassador believes that the opening of the Consulate will contribute to the development of relations between the districts of Vitebsk region with the Ukrainian regions. One of the priority areas of cooperation – economic sphere. In addition, the diplomat expressed hope that there will be intensified the work of the society of Ukrainians in Vitebsk. The Consulate will help in solving the issues of citizens of Ukraine during their stay in Belarus and to protect their rights. First Deputy Chairman of the oblast Executive Committee Oleg Matskevich in turn, stressed that after the opening of consulates of foreign countries in Vitebsk (e.g., Latvia) the work to a new level. “She aktiviziruyutsya in any area of economic, cultural, humanitarian. I think that the Ukrainian representation in our city will contribute to this”, – he said. In January-October the trade between Vitebsk oblast and Ukraine amounted to $264,2 million, including export – $196,9 million has Significantly increased the volume of supply in Sumy (growth in 9 times), Odessa (4.5) and Lviv (2) region. The largest share in trade with Ukraine belongs to Kiev, Zhytomyr, Odesa and Dnipropetrovsk regions.