Iran, Belarus discuss expansion of cooperation

Iran’s Ambassador to Belarus Mostafa Oveisi and Governor of Minsk Region Anatoly Isachenko on Monday explored ways to promote bilateral cooperation.

The two sides also reiterated the need for strengthening cooperation between Minsk Region and Tehran Province and promoting relations between the people of the two countries, IRNA reported.

Referring to the history of cooperation between Tehran Province and Minsk Region, the ambassador said there were new plans on mutual cooperation including one for exporting cars produced by Iranian automaker, Iran Khodro Industrial Group (IKCO) in cooperation with Belarusian automotive company Unison.

He further pointed to the joint production of electric buses by Iranian and Belarusian companies and said Iran also plans to import red meat from Belarus.

Isachenko said the Minsk Region has had cooperation with 72 countries in various fields and welcomes collaboration with Tehran Province. He said inviting the governor general of Tehran Province to visit Minsk is on the agenda.

The 14th session of Iran-Belarus Joint Economic Commission was held last year, attended by Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari and Belarusian Industries Minister Vital Vouk.

Eight cooperation documents were inked at the end of the session.

Belarus with an area of 207,600 square kilometers and a population of 10 million is located in Eastern Europe bordering Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania. It gained independence following the collapse of the former Soviet Union in 1991.

Source » iran-daily

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