President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday discussed with Foreign Minister of Belarus Republic Sergei Martynov the friendly relations binding Syria and Belarus and the mutual desire to open new prospects of cooperation in the economic field, particularly in the sectors of industry, trade and education.
President al-Assad underlined the importance of carrying out joint strategic projects of regional dimension in the best interest of the two countries and regions.
Minister Martynov conveyed an invitation from Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to President al-Assad to visit Belarus soonest possible.
Talks during the meeting dealt with the situations in the Middle East where President al-Assad reviewed Syria's vision on the regional issues, stressing that the ongoing hostile policies of the extremist Israeli government makes peace achievement in the region out of reach.
The two sides underlined the importance of continuing consultation and coordination between Syria and Belarus at the international forums regarding issues of mutual concern.
They called for boosting up cooperation among countries of independent decisions, asserting the necessity of working on establishing a multi-polar world order away from the policies of hegemony and double standards.
For his part, Martynov appreciated Syria's positive role regarding issues related to the security and stability of the region.
The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, Political and Media Adviser Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban and Assistant Foreign Minister Abdul-Fattah Ammoura.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko visited Syria in 2003 and 2005 and held talks with President al-Assad on regional and international situations and invigorating bilateral cooperation between Syria and Belarus in all fields.
During his meeting with Prime Minister Mohammad Naji Otri in late 2008 in Minsk, Lukashenko called for establishing solid relations between the two countries.
Syria and Belorus signed a number of agreements in the fields of Education and Higher Education, Tourism, Businessmen and Sports during the meeting of the Joint Committee in Damascus in 2009. Also, the two sides signed the main document of the meeting of the technical, economic and trade cooperation committee.