Iran-Belarus Can Neutralize Sanctions via Technology Transfers

Iran-Belarus Can Neutralize Sanctions via Technology Transfers
Iran-Belarus Can Neutralize Sanctions via Technology Transfers

Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko in a visit to Tehran on Tuesday stated that countries under unjust sanctions can defuse the situation by sharing and transferring technological resources.

“[They] can annul sanctions with an economy stronger than before,” the official was quoted as saying by in a joint press conference following his meeting with First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber.

Stricter western sanctions were imposed on Belarus following its support of the Russian military operation in Ukraine in February 2022.

Golovchenkso also pointed to increasing trade between Tehran and Minsk over the past year and added, “There’s a lot of work ahead of us. Many documents and agreements need to be finalized.”

“The Republic of Belarus is ready to cooperate with the Islamic Republic in all fields that have been agreed on today,” he said.

During the press conference, Mokhber referred to a roadmap being drawn up to expand ties in different sectors, including transit, energy and industry.

His Belarusian counterpart also said, “I agree with my colleague that this roadmap, currently being formulated for the 2023-2026 period, is a comprehensive document covering all sectors.”

He added, “Today, a great window of opportunity was opened up to strengthen the economy of both nations.”

He concluded by expressing gratitude to Mokhber for organizing the trip and invited him to Belarus for further meetings.

Mokhber in turn praised Tehran-Minsk’s political relations and called for expanding that partnership into trade ties to counter sanctions by Western countries.

He mentioned Iran’s considerable experience with illegal sanctions and said, “These experiences can be shared between Tehran and Minsk.”

The official noted that to boost trade, the private sector needed to be activated through the two countries’ chambers of commerce.

As a result of Tuesday’s negotiations, foreign ministers of both parties were instructed to follow up on the establishment of joint economic commissions.

The Belursian Prime Minister is visiting Iran at the head of a high-ranking delegation to discuss and promote bilateral ties. He was officially welcomed by Mokhber at the Saadabad Historical Complex at Tuesday noon.

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