Mottaki: Belarus supports Iran's policies, stances

Belarus supports Iran's policies and stances, especially its peaceful nuclear activities, said Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki upon return from Belarus on Friday.

"Belarus defends Iran's legal policies and has thus far voted in our favor at the votings of the International Atomic Energy Agency," Mottaki told reporters at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport.

Calling his Belarus visit "helpful," Mottaki said Iran and Belarus are to make about 500 million dollars investment in different economic sectors.

He said Belarus president has welcomed an invitation by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and is to pay a visit to Iran probably in November.

He went on to say that Belarus is among countries being a friend to Iran, and the two sides share stances and are in agreement to bolster trans-continental and closer cooperation.

"We will in the Havana meeting highlight expansion of such trans-continental cooperation with other friendly states," he added.

During his stay in Belarus, Mottaki met and conferred with Belarus president, foreign minister and parliament speaker.