India to sign two pacts with Belarus during Krishna's visit

MINSK - India and Belarus will sign two bilateral agreements during External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna's two-day visit to that country.

During his visit, Krishna will call on Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.

He will also hold wide-ranging talks with his counterpart Sergey Martynov. The agreements to be signed are one on Cooperation in Physical Education and Sports and an MoU on the Establishment of a Digital Learning Centre in Minsk.

The Digital Learning Centre will impart skills in advanced computing and software creation to young Belarusian students, initially with Indian faculty members and thereafter with trained Belarusian professionals.

This will be the first visit by India's External Affairs Minister to Belarus.

Krishna will also pay an official visit to Turkmenistan on September 18 and 19.

He will call on Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov and hold meetings with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov.

Krishna will also have a meeting with Minister in-charge of Oil and Gas sector Baymyrat Hojamuhammedov.

Both countries will sign a cooperation agreement during the visit. (ANI)



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