Lukashenko Stresses Iran-Belarus Shared Int'l Stances

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that the international stances and views held by his country and Iran are in full accordance.

FNA reports from Havana said that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko on the sidelines of the 14th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Cuba on Friday.

During the meeting, Ahmadinejad stressed the two countries' joint interests and stances in various areas and stating his dissatisfaction with the present level of mutual ties, specially considering the potentials existing in the two countries, he reiterated the need for the development of relations and boosting of the volume of the two states' exchanges.

He further viewed Belarus as an independent country, and described Lukashenko as a president with brave stances at the international arena.

The chief executive official also voiced his country's enthusiasm for developing ties with Belarus in the various areas of trade, commerce and industry, and called for the formation of the two countries' joint cooperation commissions in a bid to study and implement feasible plans in Iran and Belarus.

For his part, Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukashenko voiced his country's full support for Iran's principled stances in the face of the international issues, and said, "I listened to Dr. Ahmadinejad's speech very attentively and I found out once again that the two countries' stances on the international issues are in full accordance."

The chief executive further stressed the need for the implementation of the two countries' agreements and called for the expansion of cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

He also asked for further planning for the implementation of new cooperation plans.