MINSK, 4 August (BelTA) – The seventh round of Belarus-India political consultations was held during the visit of First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Sergei Aleinik to New Delhi, BelTA learned from the Embassy of Belarus in India.
The Indian delegation was led by Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West) at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs. The parties took stock of the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including their interaction in international organizations, and exchanged views on topical issues of the regional and international agenda.
“Particular attention was paid to plans to intensify trade, economic and investment cooperation and develop the legal framework for bilateral relations,” the diplomatic mission said.
During the consultations, a solemn ceremony was held to cancel a commemorative postage stamp dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Sergei Aleinik also met with Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakashi Lekhi. The diplomats coordinated approaches to the further expansion of Belarus-India cooperation in politics, trade and economy and preparation of joint events.
“A wide range of economic cooperation matters was discussed at the talks with Indian Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Anupriya Patel. The parties welcomed the dynamics of bilateral trade and agreed to step up efforts to implement joint projects,” the embassy noted.
Inter-parliamentary contacts were discussed at the meeting with Secretary-General of the Lower House of Parliament of India Utpal Kumar Singh.
During his stay in New Delhi, Sergei Aleinik also visited the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council, met with representatives of the Indian business community interested in cooperation with Belarus in agriculture, pharmaceuticals, import of Belarusian sophisticated technology products, high technology solutions and other fields.