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28 Nov 2016

Belarus, Azerbaijan set to strengthen cultural, humanitarian ties

BAKU, 28 November (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will contribute in every way to the development of the cultural and humanitarian ties between the two countries, reads the joint statement that the leaders signed in Baku on 28 November.

“The sides will contribute in every way to the development of the cultural and humanitarian ties between the people of Belarus and Azerbaijan. For this purpose, the sides will further support the gradual expansion and strengthening of cooperation in culture and art, information, youth policy, sport and tourism, and promote at the state level the Belarusian language in Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijani language in Belarus,” the statement reads.

The parties expressed eagerness to develop cooperation in science, and also in the national education systems through the implementation of joint programs for school and university students, specialist training and retraining programs, and through the exchange of education and training programs.

The leaders of the two countries stressed the importance of the Belarus-Azerbaijan economic ties. They noted that progress has been achieved in a number of cooperation areas, including trade and economy. The parties agreed to take additional measures to better tap into the potential of bilateral economic cooperation.

Special attention will be paid to the development of favorable conditions for economic, financial and investment activities and strengthening of direct ties between the economic entities of Belarus and Azerbaijan.

“The countries will continue to work jointly on concrete projects to ensure long-term development of the bilateral relations. They stress the need to step up the efforts to expand the manufacturing cooperation and promote innovations,” the joint statement reads.

The leaders of the two countries are also ready to develop and strengthen cooperation in transport and transit and promote the creation of favorable conditions for transport operations via the rail and road networks, air, sea and river ports, and pipelines located in Belarus and Azerbaijan.

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