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Lukashenko's official visit to India begins

President 12.09.2017 | 08:11
Alexander Lukashenko arrives in India
Alexander Lukashenko arrives in India

MINSK, 12 September (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has arrived in India on an official visit. The head of state's plane landed at the Indian Air Force base Palam next to Indira Gandhi International Airport on 11 September, BelTA has learned.

Today the airbase is used for official welcome ceremonies for foreign high-ranking officials. There is also the Indian Air Force Museum there.

On 12 September Alexander Lukashenko will be greeted by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The Belarusian leader will then visit Raj Ghat Memorial to lay a wreath at the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian well-known political and public figure.

The official welcome ceremony will be followed by the main political and business program of the visit that will include meetings and talks with a number of officials. These will include Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.

Alexander Lukashenko will hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House, a residence of the Indian government used for banquets and meetings with foreign dignitaries. The parties will consider the bilateral agenda at first in a one-on-one meeting and then with the participation of the official delegations. The meeting will highlight the Belarusian-Indian cooperation, mainly in the trade, economic, political, sci-tech, humanitarian and tourism sectors.

The parties are also expected to talk over Belarus-India interaction in the Eurasian integration format, new opportunities for investment cooperation, and share views on the most important issues of the current international agenda.

The parties are expected to exchange the signed bilateral documents at the end of the meeting.

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