Belarus, Iran Discuss Cooperation at Non-Aligned Movement Conference in Tehran

Text of report by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan

Minsk, 29 July: The implementation of Belarusian-Iranian agreements was discussed during the meeting of Belarusian Foreign Minister Syarhey Martynaw with the foreign, oil, industry and mines ministers of Iran in Tehran on 29 July, the press service of Belarusian Foreign Ministry reported.

Martynaw heads the Belarusian delegation to Tehran, participating in the XV ministers' conference of the Non-Aligned Movement.

Speaking at the conference, Martynaw called upon the Non-Aligned Movement member-states to unite - in practice, not in theory - and to secure the interests of the movement and its member-states.

Belarusian Foreign Minister emphasized the necessity to consolidate the efforts of the non-aligned member-states in counteracting human traffic and providing equal access to the technologies of alternative and renewable energy sources employment.

Within the conference, Martynaw met his Cuban and Indian colleagues. They worked out the issues of bilateral cooperation and discussed the possibilities for enhancement of multilateral cooperation.

Originally published by Belapan news agency, Minsk, in Russian 1610 29 Jul 08.