Belarus and France are interested in developing mutually beneficial ties in many areas, in particular, in industrial cooperation at the regional level. Top managers of two dozen companies fr om the Upper France region visited BELAZ, wh ere they were introduced to the peculiarities of the production of mining equipment. For France, cooperation with Belarus in the IT sphere is also promising. Several French companies are successfully operating in this industry in our country, and this year their number has increased. Among the promising areas of cooperation are also international transportation, banking, recycling.