MINSK, 10 June (BelTA) – Political contacts between Belarus and Armenia have been developing very dynamically, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said at a meeting of the CSTO Foreign Ministers Council in Yerevan, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus.
"I would describe the level of our relations as very, very high and dynamic. Next year we will celebrate 30 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between our states, but today we can state that political contacts between our countries have been developing very dynamically," Vladimir Makei said.
According to him, the Belarusian president regularly meets with the prime minister of Armenia on the sidelines of the meetings of the EAEU, the CSTO, the CIS. The parties discuss ways of strengthening bilateral relations. The foreign ministries have just recently held ministerial consultations.
Inter-parliamentary relations have been vibrant too. The intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation convened for a meeting not so long ago.
Trade and economic relations between Belarus and Armenia also show very high dynamics, Vladimir Makei said. According to him, in 2021, the trade, despite the pandemic, surged by almost 20% to approach $100 million.
"This suggests that we still have the potential and we intend to work on advancing trade and economic ties between our states. I must say that our embassies contribute a lot in this regard. The framework of relations is solid. Our task is to further develop, first of all, trade and economic relations, political relations, humanitarian ties, interregional cooperation, which is very important," the foreign minister said.