Friday, June 10, 2011

Iran: Iran and Belarus seek closer ties

IRNA - Iranian and Belarus presidents in a telephone call on Thursday stressed the need to accelerate the implementation of the agreements signed by the two sides and activation of capacities for economic cooperation.

According to the Presidential Office website, Ahmadinejad said that bilateral ties are experiencing an increasing trend which will benefit both nations.

“Iran always stands by Belarus,” he said, noting that regular consultations between the two states on regional and international issues would serve the global peace and security.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, for his part, expressed pleasure over the development of economic cooperation and said that his country attaches special importance to promoting ties with Iran.