Iran, Belarus Confer on Joint Energy Cooperation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and his Belarusian counterpart Sergey Martynov discussed ways to expand and strengthen the two countries' growing and comprehensive ties and cooperation, specially in the energy sector.

During the meeting held here in Tehran on Tuesday, Mottaki pointed to the steps taken by the two countries' presidents to expand and deepen bilateral ties, and added, "We are glad to see that the two countries' progressive and rapidly growing ties are attaining the specified goal one after another."

The Iranian foreign minister also underlined the importance of Iran-Belarus cooperation in the energy field, saying that there is a great capacity for the two countries' cooperation in the energy sector.

"This joint cooperation can be organized and implemented not only in mutual but also in multilateral forms and in relation with the other countries," Mottaki added.

He also called for a boost in trade and economic exchanges given the capacities and potentials existing on both sides.

Martynov, for his part, called for further efforts to expand cooperation to the benefit of the two nations.

He underlined the importance of joint projects, and said, "We have taken outstanding steps in this regard and the two countries' joint projects are moving on firm rails towards strong and principal ties in future."

The two sides also highlighted the two countries' mutual cooperation and their common regional and international views, and underlined the necessity for the continuation of reciprocal meetings and consultations between the two countries at different levels.


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