Belarus, India mark 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent
greetings to India President Pranab Mukherjee as the countries celebrate the
anniversary of diplomatic relations.
“I am glad to say that during this period our contacts have been
relying on the principles mutual respect and trust, commitment to the friendly
and constructive dialogue,” the message of greetings reads.
The head of state stressed that the establishment of
diplomatic relations between Minsk and New Delhi promoted the expansion of
bilateral cooperation, opened up opportunities for the implementation of
mutually beneficial joint projects in trade, economy, energy sector,
pharmaceutics, science, technology, and other fields.
“I hope that thanks to the positive cooperation potential
which has been accumulating for a quarter of a century we will be able to
bolster all-round partnership in the future,” the Belarusian leader said.
In a message of greetings to Alexander
Lukashenko Pranab Mukherjee mentioned the progress in the Belarusian-Indian
cooperation over the past years. “I am convinced that the friendship connecting
India and Belarus will reach new heights and make a big contribution to the
prosperity of our peoples,” the president of India expressed confidence. “Using
the opportunity, I would like to wish every success to you and wellbeing to
The ceremony of
exchanging greetings between the heads of state took place on 17 April.
Ambassador of Belarus Vitaly Prima and Ambassador of India Pankaj Saxena visited
the ministries of foreign affairs in New Delhi and Minsk respectively.