MINSK, 30 September (BelTA) - The United Arab Emirates is interested in deepening investment cooperation with Belarus, UAE Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Belarus Ibrahim Salim Mohamed Almusharrekh told the media in Minsk on 30 September, BelTA has learned.
“Belarus is a country that surprises me every day and every time in a pleasant way. We need to pay special attention to areas that are of mutual interest to both states: politics, economy, social and cultural sectors,” Ambassador Ibrahim Salim Mohamed Almusharrekh noted.
According to the ambassador, the UAE is interested in developing investment cooperation with Belarus. As an example, he cited the Northern Waterfront project in Minsk. "We need to create opportunities primarily for investment. I hope we will have even more such projects," the diplomat said.
“Since Belarus and the UAE established diplomatic relations nearly 30 years ago, the relations between the two states have developed in the spirit of friendship, trust and mutual assistance,” Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in a ceremony to receive credentials of ambassadors of a number of foreign states in Minsk on 30 September.
“Your state has become one of the largest economic partners for us in the region. The participation of Emirati investors in large-scale projects in Minsk is a clear testimony to fruitful bilateral cooperation,” the head of state stressed
Aleksandr Lukashenko believes that the UAE ambassador will help strengthen the political dialogue, intensify trade and bring major Emirati investors to Belarus. “The doors have always been open for you,” the head of state added.