MINSK, 4 February (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has concluded the visit to the Middle East and Africa, BelTA has learned.
At Abu Dhabi airport, the head of state was seen off by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
As BelTA reported, during his visit to the UAE, Aleksandr Lukashenko met with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The leaders agreed on cooperation in more than a dozen areas: trade, economic and investment cooperation. Emphasis was also placed on the humanitarian dimension. According to the agreements, a large delegation of specialists will arrive in Belarus soon to work out specific issues in the outlined areas of cooperation.
Prior to the trip to the UAE, the president paid a state visit to Zimbabwe where he held talks with the leader of that country, Emmerson Mnangagwa. The parties signed a number of important bilateral agreements, including following the Belarus-Zimbabwe business forum in Harare. The heads of state took part in a ceremony of hand over Belarusian equipment to local farmers and launched the next stage of the Zimbabwe agricultural mechanization program. “Without Africa the world has no future at all! Africa has resources. Africa has people. The local people are getting more educated every year. The latest technologies come here. The world cannot develop without Africa! There can be no planetary development without Africa. This is why all the powers that be are here. Including the USA, China, Russia, UK, the entire European Union, and so on and so forth. Future belongs to Africa.”
“You need to know that in the center of Europe there is a country called Belarus, which is always ready to give you a helping hand in any situation,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed. “We will put results of this visit on the scale of peace and progress.”