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Tehran to Host Economic Meeting With Belarus

Tehran to Host Economic Meeting With BelarusTehran to Host Economic Meeting With Belarus

The 14th session of Iran-Belarus Economic Commission will be held in Tehran on January 22-23, a spokesman for the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dmitry Mironchik, told a press briefing on January 18. The Belarusian delegation will be headed by Industry Minister Vitaly Vovk. He is scheduled to meet Iran’s First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri, the ministers of oil and agriculture, and representatives of the business community, BelTA news agency reported. According to Mironchik, economic cooperation between the two countries has been developing rapidly. In January-November 2017, bilateral trade amounted to $142.6 million, which was up 3.2 times against the figure during the same period of 2016. “Bilateral contacts are expanding steadily to cover new areas. The first meeting of Belarusian-Iranian working group on cooperation in healthcare will be held in the runup to the meeting of the intergovernmental commission,” Mironchik said.

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