MINSK, 19 May (BelTA) – Belarus can help Latin American countries develop their economies, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Sergei Aleinik told reporters following his talks with Nicaragua's Minister of Foreign Affairs Denis Moncada Colindres, BelTA has learned.
According to Sergei Aleinik, Belarus views Nicaragua as an important political and economic partner in Latin America and a reliable ally in the international arena.
The minister explained that Latin America is one of the political and economic centers of the emerging multipolar world. “This is a promising market with a population of more than 650 million people,” he said.
Many countries of the region seek to pursue an independent foreign policy and to diversify their economies away from raw materials through innovative development. Belarus can provide substantial assistance with this, the foreign minister said.
“The main goal of our today's talks is to compare notes on the whole gamut of our bilateral agenda and interaction on the international arena. We agreed that we need to translate our excellent history-long political relations into robust and substantive cooperation in trade and economy. Despite the distance, our countries are linked by very close relations of friendship, mutual respect and trust. Distance is not an obstacle to cooperation, and today's talks have clearly confirmed this,” Sergei Aleinik emphasized.
Belarus and Nicaragua intend to continue working on projects in industrial cooperation, agriculture and the supply of Belarusian passenger vehicles, road construction machinery and agricultural equipment.
Another delegation from Nicaragua will come to Belarus in a few weeks to discuss the assortment and amount of equipment to be delivered to Nicaragua.
During his visit to Belarus, Nicaragua's Minister of Foreign Affairs Denis Moncada Colindres will be offered an excursion of the Museum of the Great Patriotic War History and the Khatyn Memorial Complex. “We exchanged views on how to raise awareness of historical memory and counter the falsification of history and we agreed that we will cooperate on these issues very closely, including at international platforms,” Sergei Aleinik added.