President Sarkissian Visits Belarus


YEREVPreAN (Armenpress) — President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko stressed the friendly nature of the Armenian-Belarussian relations during a meeting with Armenian President Armen Sarkissian in Minsk on October 30, BelTA news agency reported.

“Despite all kinds of views in the democratic Armenia, Belarus has always been and will be your good and reliable friend. We both work in the common economic space — our Eurasian Economic Union and the CSTO military and political bloc. No matter what some people say or write, we strictly abide by our agreements, by everything that is envisaged by these organizations,” Lukashenko said.

Sarkissian arrived in Belarus on October 29 on a working visit.

The previous day he met with the Armenian community representatives in Minsk.

“It’s important and pleasant for me to start my foreign trips with the meetings with the Armenian community as they give feeling of being in your own home. I would like a dialogue and to hear your issues of concern and your expectations from Armenia’s leadership,” Sarkissian said.

During the meeting issues relating to the Armenian-Belarussian relations, the role of the Armenian community on deepening the bilateral economic and cultural ties, the opportunities to implement joint programs, as well as issues relating to the community life were discussed. The meeting also touched upon the Armenia-Diaspora ties, the opportunities to use the Diaspora’s potential, as well as Armenia’s development prospects.

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The president answered to the questions relating to Armenia’s domestic and foreign policy, as well as provided information on the meetings scheduled on the sidelines of the visit.

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