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19 January 2024, 12:43

Foreign ministers of Belarus, India discuss trade, manufacturing cooperation, regional security

Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
MINSK, 19 January (BelTA) – Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Aleinik met with Indian Minister of Foreign Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Uganda, the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told BelTA.

Sergei Aleinik and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar discussed the entire range of pressing matters on the bilateral agenda and the multilateral one. Close attention was paid to increasing the volume of mutual trade, to food security, and manufacturing cooperation projects.

The two officials determined a plan of interaction and contacts that will take place at various levels in the near future. They agreed on organizing a session of the Belarusian-Indian intergovernmental commission on cooperation in trade, economy, manufacturing sector, science, technologies, and culture in Minsk.

As for multilateral affairs, Sergei Aleinik and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar spoke at length about interaction within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union, BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and the United Nations Organization.

The sides confirmed the mutual eagerness to bring about a fairer world order. They discussed prospects of creating a payment system of its own within BRICS. Sergei Aleinik noted that India had been the first country to ratify a memorandum on Belarus’ commitments for getting membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

Regional security matters were also discussed, including the conflict in Ukraine. Sergei Aleinik and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar stated that Belarus and India have the same views on the need to find a diplomatic way to resolve current conflicts as soon as possible.

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