Belarusian president to discuss economic relations in Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 17
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko intends to visit Iran soon.
President Lukashenko made this statement at a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, BelTA reported.
President Lukashenko said that during the forthcoming visit he intends to focus on the economic component of Belarus-Iran relations.
"Our political, diplomatic relations are at a high level as opposed to the economic ones," the president said. "Therefore, during this visit, we would like to pay special attention to the economy. Of course, the program of the visit must have an economic content."
President Lukashenko said that Belarus is open for cooperation with Iran.
Iran's investments in the Belarusian economy testify to this. In particular, over $ 600 million were invested in the Belarusian projects.
President Lukashenko drew attention to the fact that the implementation of these projects has been recently slowed down due to the objective reasons although Belarus has always created favorable conditions for Iran's partners.
"I want to assure you that we will always adhere to our agreements and will do everything for our partners in Belarus to feel secure," the Belarusian president said.
"We are experiencing a difficult period," the president said. "Iran, as well as Belarus, is subjected to the outside impact. The sanctions are imposed on your country in certain areas as it was once and now too in relation to our country. Nevertheless, in this situation, we can show the exemplary cooperation between the countries."
Zarif conveyed greetings from President Rouhani stressing that he expects the visit of the Belarusian counterpart. Zarif also drew attention to the fact that Belarus and Iran must raise the level of economic relations.
Edited by CN