MINSK, 20 April (BelTA) - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Egypt Sergei Terentyev has met with President of the National Research Center of Egypt Professor Mohamed Hashem, BelTA learned from the Belarusian embassy in Egypt.
The ambassador congratulated the professor on the National Research Center of Egypt on being awarded first place in the SCImago rating as the most effective research organization in the Middle East region.
The participants of the meeting reached agreements to promote scientific and research cooperation between Belarus and Egypt in a variety of areas, namely agriculture and soil science, animal husbandry. The parties also discussed Belarus-Egypt cooperation in genetics, food, physics, bio-organic chemistry and pharmaceutics.
Diplomatic relations between Belarus and Egypt were established on 1 February 1992. The Belarusian embassy in Egypt opened in August 1997. Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko paid visits to Egypt in 1998, 2017 and in February 2020.