MINSK, July 26 (Reuters) - Belarus will invite the Eurasian Development Bank and three Russian lenders to arrange an issue of Belarusian bonds on the Russian market, a Belarusian government said in a decree published on its website.
The government has ordered the ministry to sign an agreement with Gazprombank, Sovcombank and Otkritie bank.
Minsk had said it wanted to place a small volume of rouble-denominated bonds on the Russian market next year to refinance its external debt repayments.
Belarus has $16.4 billion in external debt and this year will spend over $3.5 billion on repayments and servicing it. (Reporting by Andrei Makhovsky Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Kevin Liffey)