“We cherish the legacy of our champions and appreciate the achievements of outstanding athletes from other countries. By their own example they help assert the values of the Olympic movement and nurture a new generation of Belarusian athletes,” the Belarusian leader said.
The head of state said: “I am not going to dispute the notion that the system exists but it's a fact that we haven't shaken it up for a long time and haven't adjusted it to modern warfare. We have problems with training time, curricula and instructors."
The sides discussed topical items and main directions of Belarus-France cooperation as well as Belarus' interaction with the European Union. Vladimir Makei wished Didier Canesse every success in his diplomatic mission in Belarus.
The sides exchanged opinions about the current state of Belarusian-Iranian relations and spoke in favor of continuing the joint work on the practical implementation of previously reached agreements in various fields, including those stipulated by the roadmap on advancing Belarus-Iran cooperation in 2016-2017.
A large number of matters concerning the financial rehabilitation of Grodno Oblast agricultural enterprises were discussed with participation of the Prime Minister. Andrei Kobyakov was also made familiar with the operation of enterprises in Novogrudok District.
A Tatarstan delegation led by Rustam Minnikhanov was made familiar with principles and results of the Hi-Tech Park's work. The delegation also visited the Park's business incubator where they studied a startup support system.
A ceremony will be held in the Embassy of Belarus in Moscow on 22 October to hand over the national flag to the pilot cosmonaut. The ceremony will be conducted by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko.
“Our delegation has already suggested this idea to Brussels that is currently considering it,” Andrea Wiktorin said. As of today, the project is designed to run through 2017, so there is time to make a decision.