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05 August 2022, 14:45

Belarus' consulate general opens in Mumbai

Photos courtesy of mfa.gov.by
Photos courtesy of mfa.gov.by

MINSK, 5 August (BelTA) – First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Sergei Aleinik took part in the opening ceremony of the Consulate General of the Republic of Belarus in Mumbai on 4 August, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.

In his speech Sergei Aleinik noted that the consulate was opened in the year when Belarus and India mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations. It symbolizes significant progress in political, trade, economic and humanitarian cooperation.

According to the first deputy minister, cooperation with India is one of the priorities of Belarus' foreign policy.

Taking part in the opening ceremony from the Indian side was Vijay Waghmare, Secretary of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department of the State of Maharashtra. The event was also attended by heads of consular offices accredited in Mumbai, local journalists, as well as Belarusian and Indian business people.

On the same day, Sergei Aleinik met with Chief Secretary of the Government of Maharashtra Manukumar Srivastava to discuss cooperation prospects in trade, economic and humanitarian cooperation.

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