President of Belarus to make official visits to Oman and India April 14-17

by Tarique

Minsk, April 15 (NNN-BELTA) President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will make official visits to Oman and India on April 14-17. Tthe head of state will arrive in Oman capital Muscat on Saturfay, BelTA learnt in the presidential press service.

The negotiations between Alexander Lukashenko and the Oman leadership will focus on boosting bilateral relations, first of all, in the trade-economic sphere.

During a visit to India a wide range of issues on Belarusian-Indian cooperation, including further development of science and technology cooperation, will be in the spotlight.

The presidents of Belarus and India are supposed to sign a joint declaration. Lukashenko's visit to Oman to give impetus to bilateral cooperation.

During the visit to Oman bilateral documents, including agreements between chambers of commerce and industry of the two countries will be signed.

The Republic of Belarus and Oman have been fruitfully cooperating within the United Nations Organization. The diplomatic relations between Belarus and Oman were established on June 23, 1992.

The first top-level official contacts between Belarus and Oman were established during a visit of Belarusian foreign minister Sergei Martynov to Oman in 2004. That very year economy minister of Oman Ahmed Macki paid a return visit to Belarus.

Now formation of the legal base of the bilateral relations is in progress. In 2004, intergovernmental agreements on trade-economic cooperation and investment protection and a memorandum of understanding between the foreign ministries of the two states were signed.

Oman is a member of the United Nations Organizations, International Monetary Fund, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, World Trade Organization, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Arab League, Organization of the Islamic Conference, Non-Aligned Movement.