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Iran, Belarus ink comprehensive cooperation roadmap, 7 MoUs

High-ranking delegations of Iran and Belarus also held a meeting on Monday.

Tehran, Minsk against unilateralism: Raeisi

Speaking at the joint press conference with his Belarusian counterpart, Raeisi said, “Good agreements were made in the field of industry, mining, trade, agriculture, roads and various fields, and we hope that it will be a step towards the development of the two countries.”

Referring to the determination of Iran and Belarus to develop relations in all fields, the Iranian President added, “Both countries are against unilateralism. We believe that independent countries can have good relations with each other which lead to the neutralization of sanctions.”

Lukashenko, for his part, pointed to his last visit to Iran in 2006 and said that no sanctions or pressures have been able to stop the Iranian nation from progressing, and it is a fact that an independent and strong Iran is continuing its path.

Referring to the signed memorandums of understanding between Iran and Belarus, Lukashenko noted that if all these MoUs will be implemented, the two countries can reach the $100 million trade exchange. “The volume of trade between the two countries has tripled in 2022 compared to 2021.”

The two countries have a similar view about international and regional issues, he added, saying that Tehran and Minsk want to build a better and homogeneous world.

He went on to say, “The two countries have very good scientific and technical achievements, and I think these initiatives and plans should reach the commercial stage in the future. Our cooperation with Iran continues in various fields, including humanitarian, and will be developed in the parliamentary field as well.”

The Belarusian president expressed hope that the implementation of the comprehensive program of cooperation to help to develop the relations between the two countries even more.

Iran, Belarus ink comprehensive cooperation roadmap, 7 MoUs

Ebrahim Raeisi and Alexander Lukashenko signed the roadmap for comprehensive cooperation between Iran and Belarus during a ceremony.

Also, in the presence of Raeisi and Lukashenko, the senior officials of Iran and Belarus signed the cooperation documents of the two countries in various commercial, transportation, agricultural, cultural and artistic fields, the transfer of convicts and the executive programme document on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of relations between the two countries.

These documents were signed by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Industry, Agriculture, Roads and Urban Development and Justice with their Belarusian counterparts.

Raeisi officially welcomes Belarusian counterpart in Tehran

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi officially welcomed his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, on Monday morning. 

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Lukashenko arrived in Tehran on Sunday evening.

Upon his arrival at Mehrabad airport, he was welcomed by Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Seyyed Reza Fatemi Amin.

This is Lukashenko’s third visit to Iran. His previous visit took place in 2006. The two presidents met in September 2022 in Samarkand, on the sidelines of the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

During his stay in Tehran, Lukashenko will also meet with Iranian Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and a number of top-ranking government officials and senior lawmakers. Trade and economic cooperation are expected to top the agenda of Lukashenko’s talks, which are to yield a comprehensive roadmap of all-round cooperation between Minsk and Tehran.

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