Belarusian president intends to pay official visit to Azerbaijan

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko plans to soon pay an official visit to Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Belarus Ali Nagiyev was quoted as saying by BELTA.

"Lukashenko will visit Azerbaijan in the coming days," Nagiyev said at a news conference in Minsk.

He said the visit should provide a major impetus for the further development of Belarus-Azerbaijan relations. Nagiyev said there are no issues in political, economic or humanitarian cooperation that Belarus and Azerbaijan cannot jointly resolve.

Speaking about Lukashenko's forthcoming visit, Nagiyev said the two countries' leaders will discuss a wide range of issues during their meeting. He did not rule out that the presidents will also discuss cooperation in the energy sector. He stressed that Azerbaijan is open for cooperation and ready to participate in various projects, including Nabucco, and Odessa-Brody.

Regarding possible cooperation between Belarus and Azerbaijan in the energy sector, Nagiyev said the countries' experts have already discussed this issue. Representatives of ministries were engaged in talks, he said.

"There are no issues there. The sides must reach an agreement that will be economically beneficial to both countries," Nagiyev said.


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