In this regard, BelTA informs, the head of the diplomatic mission of the Republic of Belarus confirmed that the Minsk official is ready to strengthen not only a full-fledged political dialogue with Tehran, but also to develop trade and economic ties and to implement joint investments. projects.
“There is no doubt that an important element of the relationship is improving the legal framework for cooperation,” the senior diplomat stressed. The level of development in this area, he said, “fully reflects the long-term friendly contacts between the two countries in many areas of cooperation.”
At the same time, the ambassador called economic cooperation a key area of bilateral cooperation. In a difficult geopolitical situation, he said, the two countries have managed to achieve some success in developing mutual trade and investment cooperation. By the way, this is confirmed by statistics. According to the results of the past year, the trade turnover between the countries has more than tripled.
In 2022, Koltsov said, cooperation in agriculture and food has also intensified. Trade statistics show an increase in the supply of pistachios, fresh fruits and vegetables and dried fruits, traditionally imported from Iran, on the Belarusian market.
The export of certain groups of Belarusian food products to Iran has also increased. Sineokoy agricultural producers are ready to offer the Iranian consumer halal meat and dairy products, a wide range of baby food.
A special role in building long-term cooperation, the ambassador believes, was played by the regular meeting of the joint bilateral commission on economic cooperation last summer. In addition, there is an active exchange of visits by delegations of interested ministries and organizations from Belarus and Iran. The chambers of commerce and industry of the two countries are actively interacting, the agency said.
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