Afghanistan, Belarus Ready to Expand Cooperation in Key Sectors

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Belarus to Tajikistan with concurrent accreditation to Afghanistan Oleg Ivanov paid a working visit to Afghanistan on 1-6 November, said the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Oleg Ivanov held meetings with acting Afghan Minister of Economy, co-chair of the joint Belarus-Afghanistan committee on trade and economic cooperation Karima Hamid Faryabi, acting Afghan Minister of Industry and Commerce Nisar Ahmad Ghoryani, and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Mirwais Nab.

“The parties reaffirmed their readiness to expand Belarus-Afghanistan cooperation in key areas of interaction, and agreed to organize in Minsk in 2021 the second meeting of the joint Belarus-Afghanistan committee,” the ministry informed.

Oleg Ivanov also met with the leadership of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment and the regional branches of the Afghanistan Chamber of Industries and Mines. The parties confirmed interest in organizing joint business and exhibition events in Belarus in 2021.

The Belarusian ambassador made a presentation on the country’s export opportunities in the context of expanding trade partnership with Afghanistan and took part in round tables with representatives of Afghanistan business circles on the supply of Belarusian pharmaceutical products, engineering and petrochemical products, and also food products.

9 / November 2020
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