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Yerevan plays host to Belarus-Armenia ministerial consultations

MINSK, 2 November (BelTA) - Belarus and Armenia exchanged views on the prospects for cooperation in political, trade, economic and humanitarian areas during the ministerial consultations in Yerevan on 1 November, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Foreign Ministry.

The Belarusian delegation was headed by First Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Petrishenko, Armenian one by Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharian.

Active political dialogue between Belarus and Armenia, both on the bilateral and multilateral level added strong impetus to the Belarusian-Armenian relations. The sides noted the high level of cooperation and positive dynamism of the partnership between Belarus and Armenia, including within the framework of international organizations such as the UN and the OSCE. The two countries share similar positions on many topical issues on the international agenda.

As was noted at the meeting, the Belarusian-Armenian cooperation was provided a boost following the official visit of the Prime Minister of Armenia to Belarus and talks with the Belarusian head of government, which resulted in a number of agreements and a package of instruments aimed at intensifying bilateral cooperation.

The Belarusian delegation met with the Economy Minister of Armenia, co-chairman of the Belarusian-Armenian intergovernmental commission Tigran Davtian. The parties discussed ways to increase supply of Belarusian agricultural machinery and engineering products to Armenia and traditional Armenian exports to Belarus: brandy and cognac, wines and wine materials, juices and fruit puree.