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22 October 2021, 16:26

Belarusian-Turkish cooperation discussed in Istanbul

MINSK, 22 October (BelTA) - The Consulate General of Belarus in Istanbul hosted a roundtable with members of the Belarusian-Turkish Business Council at the Committee for Foreign Economic Relations of Turkey, BelTA learned from the Belarusian foreign mission.

The participants of the meeting exchanged views on the state and development prospects for trade, economic and investment cooperation between Belarus and Turkey. The 2022 plan of interaction was also on the agenda.

The event was held within the framework of the working visit to Turkey of a Belarusian delegation headed by Andrei Savinykh, the Chairman of the Standing Committee on International Affairs of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus.

The day before, the Belarusian delegation held a series of meetings in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (Parliament), in the municipality of Ankara, and with representatives of Turkish business circles. The talks in parliament with Vice Speaker Sureyya Bilgic, President of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Foreign Affairs Committee Akif Kilic, and head of the inter-parliamentary friendship group with the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus Selman Eser highlighted key issues of Belarusian-Turkish relations, inter-parliamentary interaction, international and regional issues.

The Turkish side was informed about the political situation in and around Belarus. The parties noted the similarity of their views on many issues on the international agenda and also emphasized the importance of constructive interaction within the framework of international organizations.

During the meeting with the Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavas, the parties discussed the intensification of relations between the capitals of the two countries as part of twinning arrangements.

An agreement was reached to work out the issue related to mutual assignment of Belarusian and Turkish names to the facilities in the capitals of the two countries. The parties also held an exchange of opinions and experience in the fight against the coronavirus infection.

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