MINSK, 18 June (BelTA) – Belarus and Egypt have stepped up efforts to transform friendly political relations into versatile and mutually beneficial economic cooperation, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Egypt President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Minsk on 18 June, BelTA informs.
“There are absolutely no problems between our states. There are no closed topics for discussion. It is important that we have stepped up efforts to transform friendly political relations into versatile and mutually beneficial economic cooperation. And today we have tangible results and serious progress in this area,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The head of state mentioned a regular exchange of governmental, parliamentary and business delegations. A roadmap of bilateral cooperation has been implemented and prepared for a new period.
The president emphasized that Belarus draws much attention to the development of friendly ties with Egypt and views this country as an important partner in the Middle East and Africa. “The Belarusian side appreciates an increasing role of Egypt in Africa, and the fact that your country was elected to preside in the African Union is a testimony to that,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said. He also congratulated Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Egyptian people on successful political transformations and praised Egypt's achieves in the social and economic stabilization, fight against international terrorism.
“We see and understand what is going on around Egypt and in the region. We know that the region is destabilized from Afghanistan to Sudan or even further. But you managed to curb negative processes, support the country. And I am very happy that you have coped with problems and stepped on the way of stable development. This is important not only for us and your friends, it is important for the entire region of the Middle East and Africa. Egypt is a huge country with a 100-million-strong population, and the processes which are going on in your country are very important for the whole world,” the president concluded.More about President