Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with EBRD Vice President Alain Pilloux to discuss joint projects. The head of state focused on the European Bank’s participation in the privatization of public property in Belarus. The process must meet the interests of the nation. In 2016, the bank adopted a four-year strategy for Belarus marking the increased level of international openness of the country. For the second year in a row, the experts note the efficiency of the Belarusian economy. The bank is interested in cooperation and intends to invest millions of US dollars in Belarus’ economy.