Belarus hopes for increasing Iran's investments and expanding economic cooperation with Iran, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Belarus Abdollah Hosseini on the occasion of completing his diplomatic mission in Belarus, BelTA reported.
The president stressed that he does not meet every ambassador who leaves the country after completing his diplomatic mission.
"I usually meet with friends," he said. "I do not hide it. So, I want to say that it is always sad to say goodbye to friends. I hope that the Iranian leadership will find a worthy ambassador for us to be able to develop relations with the Iranian government and people. We are very interested not only to develop our relations in the same direction, but to add something. I hope for this."
Alexander Lukashenko conveyed his best wishes to the Iranian President and the spiritual leader.
"As for our relations in the sphere of politics, we have no problems," he added. "We have similar views on the order of the world. We are active supporters of multilateralism and non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries."
The Belarusian president added that as for the economy, despite the enormous challenges that currently exist in the world and despite unprecedented pressure, exerted on Iran economically and financially, we still have a relatively good bilateral trade although it has slightly reduced this year."
The president has also emphasised the fact that a number of Belarusian-Iranian projects were not realised.
Alexander Lukashenko said that we have to correct the mistakes that we made in previous years.