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14 April 2022, 11:11

Belarus to open consulate general in Mumbai soon

Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

MINSK, 14 April (BelTA) – Belarus' consulate general will soon open in the city of Mumbai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to the Republic of Belarus Alok Ranjan Jha said as he spoke at a festive event to mark the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of India and the Republic of Belarus on 13 April, BelTA has learned.

The diplomat pointed to the importance of Belarus' bigger presence in India. He welcomed significant progress in bilateral cooperation in trade and economy. “The two countries keep building business contacts covering new areas of trade and investment; new joint ventures are set up. Business delegations of the two countries participate in business forums and exhibitions,” he stressed.

The ambassador believes that Indian students who study at Belarusian universities are a kind of bridge of friendship between the two countries. Medical schools are particularly popular among Indian students. The number of medical students among Indian nationals is steadily growing.

The head of the diplomatic mission added that tourism, cultural projects, educational and training programs also help build and maintain contacts between the two nations.

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