MINSK, 23 September (BelTA) – On 22 September Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei held meetings with the foreign ministers of Venezuela, Serbia and Zimbabwe on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
At the meeting with Carlos Faría Tortosa, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the parties emphasized the importance of maintaining the momentum that has recently been given to bilateral relations. “The diplomats reaffirmed the mutual interest in arranging a meeting of the leaders of the two countries, which should be preceded by joint work to revive interaction in key areas of cooperation,” the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted. Vladimir Makei invited his Venezuelan counterpart to visit Belarus in the near future. The diplomats expressed satisfaction with the high level of interaction at multilateral platforms and confirmed their readiness to continue providing support to each other.
“Vladimir Makei and Zimbabwean Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Musiiwa Makamure Shava pointed to serious potential for joint projects in energy, transport, construction and agriculture. The diplomats discussed the scheduled bilateral visits of official delegations and business missions. In this regard, the parties will carry out the necessary preparations, which includes ministerial consultations and establishment of direct contacts between the chambers of commerce and industry,” the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed. The Belarusian side received an invitation to take part in a trade fair to be held in Harare in April 2023.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selaković informed Vladimir Makei about the recent political developments in Serbia and in the Balkan region, as well as about the relations with the EU. “The diplomats discussed the sanctions, including the ban on the overflight of EU airspace for Belarusian air carriers and the use of Belarus' airspace, as well as the supply of potash fertilizers. The parties also discussed prospects to expand contacts at various levels,” the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs added.