AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Stating that relations between Iran and Belarus have always been friendly, the President said, "Developing and strengthening relations between countries that have been subjected to cruel sanctions due to their efforts to preserve their independence is one of the effective ways to neutralise and overcome sanctions".
In a meeting with the Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko on Wednesday morning, Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi stated that the relations between the two countries have always been friendly, and in the recent meetings of the heads of the two countries, the development of bilateral cooperation has been emphasised.
He said, "The development and strengthening of relations between the countries that are subject to cruel sanctions because of trying to maintain their independence is one of the effective strategies to neutralise and confront sanctions".
Pointing out that the Islamic Republic of Iran has made significant progress in all fields, including in the economic field, despite the cruel and unprecedented sanctions, the President added, "Today, Iran and Belarus have diverse and significant capacities to develop interactions with each other".
Dr Raisi stated, "The serious will of the leaders of the two countries to improve the level of relations can remove possible obstacles on the way to the development of interactions".
In this meeting, the Prime Minister of Belarus, Roman Golovchenko, stated that the approach of the Islamic Republic of Iran to strengthen regional interactions has created a new perspective for improving the level of relations between the two countries, and stated, "My visit to Iran follows the emphasis of the President of Belarus to accelerate the implementation of the agreements made in his two meetings with your Excellency".
Pointing out that relations between the two countries have always been friendly and that Tehran and Minsk have had constructive cooperation in the international fields, the Prime Minister of Belarus added, "Today, the political coordination between the two countries is at the highest level and the time has come to expand economic relations".
Golovchenko also referred to the three-fold growth of trade between the two countries in the past one year and note, "By the order of the President of Belarus, we have carefully examined the history of the relations between the two countries and have determined the roadmap for expanding cooperation and its major points to be able to implement improving the level of relations between the two countries quickly".