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12 Sep 2017

Belarus welcomes India’s growing political and economic role in the world

Belarus welcomes India’s growing political and economic role in the world

NEW DELHI, 12 September (BelTA) – Belarus would like India to become a powerful fulcrum in the multipolar world, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko noted following the official negotiations with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BelTA has learned.

“We see how Great India and the idea of the Glorious New India are merging into one in the actual implementation. We would like India to become a great powerful country. We have always promoted, proclaimed and supported the idea of multipolar world. And we want India to be a powerful fulcrum in this world,” the head of state said.

Alexander Lukashenko thanked the Indian side for the warm welcome of the Belarusian delegation. "This is the third time I have visited this beautiful country. The Belarusian delegation and I are delighted by India’s successes and its growing political and economic role in the world," the Belarusian leader said.

The president recalled that this year Belarus and India celebrated 25 years of diplomatic relations. The countries have accumulated positive experience of cooperation over this period. A special postage stamp was released on this occasion.

“I absolutely support the idea of the Indian Prime Minister that today we are witnessing a new step, new stage in our cooperation,” the head of state noted.

“Great India is impossible without your presence on the territory where Belarus is located, namely between the Eurasian Economic Union and the EU,” Alexander Lukashenko underlined.

The president stressed that the states have no disagreements on the international agenda. “We have agreed to strengthen cooperation within national organizations, collaborate in seeking effective and benefit-all solutions to the present-day global and regional problems,” he said.

Alexander Lukashenko invited Narendra Modi to visit Belarus in the near future. It was decided that a meeting of the intergovernmental commission will precede the visit of the Indian prime minister to Belarus.

“I can assure you that all our commitments will be implemented in full,” the Belarusian leader said.

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