Slovakia is interested in closer cooperation with Belarus. The development of bilateral cooperation was discussed by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico. Joint projects in nuclear energy, the manufacture of tires, wood processing, gas sector, the defense industry and the pharmaceutical industry are in the spotlight. According to Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarusian side is ready to discuss the projects in detail as soon as possible. Also, the Head of State expressed his gratitude for the normalization of relations between Belarus and the EU.