In 2009 150 visits organized between Azerbaijan and Belarus

Baku, Fineko/ On December 11, a news conference of Belorussian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nicholas Patskevich, dedicated to the results of work of the embassy in this year and prospects for the next year.

N. Patskevich said that the visit of Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev to Belarus became the most significant event of the expiring year

"The visit became powerful impetus for development of bilateral relations.

Seven documents were signed during the visit.

Presently, a return visit of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko to Azerbaijan is being prepared. The visit will take place in 2010.

Next year, Chairman of Permanent Committee for International Affairs and Interparliamentary Connections of Milli Majlis Samad Saidov is expected to pay a visit to Belarus," N. Patskevich said.

"In 2009, 150 visits were organized with participation of the embassy, including 55 ones to Belarus and 95 visits to Azerbaijan.

Exchange of seven visits was held through the governments and a working visit of Belarus Prime Minister S. Sidorskiy to Baku and 12 visits through leadership of the ministries are among them," N. Patskevich said.

During the visit, which took place in November, 2009, both states' leaders I. Aliyev and A. Lukashenko signed the Joint Declaration.

There were also signed the Intergovernmental Youth Policy Co-operation Agreement, the Protocol on realization of the Co-operation Agreement (2010-2011) between the Ministries of Education, the Co-operation Agreement between the State Border Service of Azerbaijan and the State Border Committee of Belarus, the Archive Business Co-operation Agreement between the National Archives Department of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Justice, the Agreement between the Ministry of National Security of Azerbaijan and the Committee for State Security of Belarus on mutual relationships in provision of secret information protection.


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