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27 October 2022, 14:42

Belarusian MFA comments on minister's visit to Iran

MINSK, 27 October (BelTA) – Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei paid an official visit to Iran on 26-27 October, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed.

The Belarusian minister of foreign affairs was received by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. The parties reaffirmed commitment to implementing the agreements reached by the presidents of Belarus and Iran on the sidelines of the SCO summit in Samarkand. "Specific initiatives were discussed to strengthen bilateral political dialogue and implement joint economic projects,"

At a meeting with Iran's parliament speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, the Belarusian minister extended his condolences and sympathy over the terrorist act in Shiraz. The parties outlined the steps to intensify the inter-parliamentary dialogue, agreed upon joint events to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belarus and Iran. Issues of further development and improvement of the legal framework for cooperation between the two countries were also considered.

Vladimir Makei held talks with Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Tehran. The parties discussed the schedule of upcoming meetings at the highest and high levels. They stressed the friendly nature of the Belarusian-Iranian relations and the interest in making them more in-depth and dynamic. The ministers noted the similarity of positions on key issues on the international agenda, confirmed the focus on further mutual support in multilateral organizations. The parties signed a program of cooperation between the foreign ministries of the two countries for 2022-2025.

At the talks with Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Seyed Reza Fatemi Amin the parties stated the need to intensify bilateral trade and economic ties with a focus on the agreements reached at the 15th meeting of the joint Belarusian-Iranian commission on economic cooperation, which was held in Minsk on 28-29 July. "The parties considered a set of joint actions to expand cooperation in industrial cooperation, agriculture, medicine, pharmaceuticals, science, technology and education. Emphasis was made on the need to intensify cooperation in the transport and logistics sector harnessing the potential of the North-South transport corridor," the ministry said.

During the visit, the Belarusian minister of foreign affairs also held a number of meetings with representatives of large Iranian business.

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