( IRNA ) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left Tehran for Minsk, Belarus, Monday morning on an official two-day visit to hold talks with Belarussian officials.
President Ahmadinejad was officially seen off at Tehran Mehrabad International Airport by Head of the Supreme Leader's Office Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Mohammadi Golpayegani, First Vice-President Parviz Davoudi and Justice Minister and government spokesman Gholam-Hosseini Elham.
Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, Minister of Commerce Massoud Mir-Kazemi, Majlis deputies Mohsen Kouhkan and Alaeddin Boroujerdi and Managing Director of Iran Khodro Auto Manufacturing Company Manouchehr Manteqi are accompanying the president in his visit.
Ahmadinejad's visit to Minsk is taking place upon an official invitation by his Belarussian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko.
The Iranian president is discuss with Lukashenko, parliament speaker and other senior Belarussian officials bilateral ties and key international developments.
Ahmadinejad is also scheduled to meet Iranian nationals residing in Belarus and attend interviews with Belarussian TV channels. He will also visit Belarus National Library.
Tehran and Minsk will sign documents on expansion of bilateral cooperation in different fields.