India, Belarus agreed to enhance bilateral ties

Apr 16, 2015 11:38 IST

India and Belarus on 15 April 2015 agreed to enhance their bilateral ties especially in the field of trade and economy.

The agreement was reached during the meeting of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi. He also met with President Pranab Mukherjee.

Makei was on a three-day official visit to India from 14 April to 16 April 2015 on the invitation of Swaraj.

Issues discussed during the meet include
• The two nations discussed regional and international issues of mutual interests
• Discussion on bilateral issues including high level political engagement, trade and investment, science and technology, defence, energy and culture were held
• The two Ministers agreed to work together to further enhance these relations
• Swaraj also thanked the visiting Foreign Minister for his Government’s support at the United Nations (UN) to adopt 21 June as the International Yoga Day and for the celebration of the first International Yoga Day this year in Minsk.

During the visit Makei was accompanied by a 3-member business delegation representing prominent Belarusian state enterprises dealing in potash, fertilizers, dumper trucks and tractors. He and the delegation also met representatives of Indian business and industry.


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