India to host session of Belarus-India inter-Govt. commission

Minsk, Feb 27 (NNN-BELTA) India will host a regular session of the Belarusian-Indian Inter-Governmental Commission for Co-operation in economy, trade, industry, science, technology and culture in the near future.

The agreement was reached during a recent visit of Belarusian Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov to India, BelTA learnt from the Belarus Ambassador to India Oleg Laptenok.

When commenting on the results of the visit the ambassador noted that it was mainly focused on bilateral trade and economic co-operation.

Laptenok stressed that Belarus was ready to boost exports of industrial, road-building and quarry equipment, tyres, chemical fibers and fabric, integrated circuits and electric appliances to India.

The parties also considered an opportunity of launching joint production of giant tyres. Belarus is interested in opening a joint venture with India to produce medicines.

The chambers of commerce and industry of Belarus and India have been boosting co-operation too and Indian companies have been regularly participating in various international exhibitions in Minsk.

The ambassador believes that the opening of representative offices in India by leading Belarusian manufactures, extension of banking co-operation, improvement of logistics and transport schemes allowing for national peculiarities of both the countries, organization of fairs and exhibitions will promote bilateral relations.

All these issues were in the spotlight of the visit of the foreign minister to Delhi where Martynov invited the Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee to visit Belarus at any suitable time.