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20 March 2023, 09:00

Iran's ambassador: Bilateral agreements will help grow Belarus-Iran trade several times

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MINSK, 20 March (BelTA) – The agreements between the heads of state will help considerably boost trade between Belarus and Iran, new Iranian Ambassador to Belarus Alireza Sanei said on the air of the ONT TV channel, BelTA informs.

“The start of my diplomatic mission coincided with two important and gratifying events - the visit of the president of Belarus to Iran and the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations. This is a good sign. I hope that I will make a contribution to bilateral partnerships. We view the visit to Tehran as an important milestone and a serious impetus to our relations,” Alireza Sanei said.

Eight agreements were signed during the talks and they should definitely be implemented. “Fortunately, our economies are complementary, hence good cooperation potential in such areas as manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, electronics, pharmaceuticals. We know that Belarus has retained its industrial potential, and Iran would like to buy your heavy equipment, for example BelAZ trucks. We are interested in potash fertilizers. In turn, we are ready to provide our medical equipment. If we implement what the leaders agreed on, in the coming years we will grow bilateral trade several times. I would also like to highlight the benefits offered by the EAEU, where Belarus is a member. Iran has a free trade agreement with the EAEU and it is supposed to be ratified in the near future,” the ambassador noted.

Alireza Sanei emphasized that now is a turning point, as we are witnessing a transition from a unipolar world order to a multipolar world order. “Here the SCO is going to play a key role. Its members include four nuclear powers, two members of the UN Security Council. The SCO member states are home to 42% of the world's population. Iran and Russia are the largest energy suppliers, China and India are consumers. Such is the scale and influence. Belarus intends to join the SCO, and Iran fully supports this aspiration,” he said.

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