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Lukashenko points to huge potential for partnership with Thailand, Nepal, New Zealand

MINSK, 27 June (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko emphasizes a huge potential for developing relations with Thailand, Nepal and New Zealand. The Belarusian head of state made this statement as he received the credentials from the ambassadors of the abovementioned countries on 27 June.

According to the President, Belarus has been steadily increasing its presence in Southeast Asia, Australia and Oceania. “Staying committed to the selected course, we have been consistent in building up a constructive dialogue with every state of the region, among which is New Zealand too. We have no disagreements that can hinder development of trade and economic cooperation. We have issues of shared interest, and it is agriculture in the first place. I am confident we will find even more areas of common interest and opportunities for cooperation during the dialogue,” the head of state said.

Alexander Lukashenko stressed that an important vector of the Belarusian foreign policy in the region is the development of relations with Thailand. “Last year Thailand was our biggest trading partner in the region. We still have a huge untapped potential for closer cooperation, including in mechanical engineering, agriculture, information technology, electronic industry,” the Belarusian leader said.

The head of state also expressed Belarus’ interest in bolstering contacts with Nepal. “We still have an untapped potential for bilateral cooperation. We only need to find promising areas of future mutually beneficial partnership. The Belarusian side counts on intensification of the process,” Alexander Lukashenko said.