The development of the bilateral cooperation in trade, industry, agriculture, science, education, sport and tourism will be discussed in New-Delhi on November 17-18. The Indian capital will host the 4th session of the Belarusian-Indian intergovernmental commission for cooperation in economy, trade, industry, science, technology and culture, BelTA learnt in the Foreign Ministry of Belarus.
The Belarusian delegation will be led by chairman of the Belarusian part of the commission, Industry Minister Anatoly Rusetsky.
Contracts and agreements including the agreement on cooperation in physical culture and sport between the Belarusian Ministry of Sport and Tourism and the Indian Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports are expected to be signed during the session.
Members of the Belarusian delegation will have meetings at Indian ministries, governmental departments and also in companies concerned.
In January-September 2008, the trade between Belarus and India made up $298.9 million. The Belarusian export to India exceeded $214 million, Indian import - $84 million.
Belarus' main exports to India are potash fertilisers, glass fibre, tyres, rolled iron, the machinery which is used in metallurgy, bearings, metal-working machines, articles made of plastic, leather.
Belarus imports medicines and pharmaceutical essences, natural rubber, tobacco, dishwashers, rice, cotton yarn, silk and wool fabrics, synthetic fibre, television picture tubes, transformers, plastics from India.