Lukashenko: Our primary interest in Iraq is stability in your country

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Belarus is willing to cooperate with Iran in trade economic and military technical spheres. Alexander Lukashenko stated this at the meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, the press service of Head of State reports.

The President noted that the Belarusian-Iranian cooperation "has a long story." "We have always had a special attitude to the friendly people of Iraq and are very concerned about the events that are happening in your country, said the President of Belarus. We assure you that we have been and will always be friends."

Currently, Belarus and Iraq have felt out the situation for building further relations, and now it is possible to start building them, said Alexander Lukashenko.

"One thing is clear - we should take the cooperation to the new level. It is necessary to lay the real foundation of the relations. This foundation can be trade economic and military technical cooperation. We are willing to build up relationships in these areas," said Head of State.

The sphere of education is also very promising for the bilateral contacts. Iraqi students are already studying in Belarus, and cooperation in this field can be intensified.

According to Alexander Lukashenko, in order to lay the foundation of trade economic relations between Belarus and Iraq, it`s necessary to develop particular projects, two or three to start, thanks to which cooperation will be further increased.

Belarusian Head of State also touched upon the issue of stability in Iraq. "Our primary interest in Iraq is stability in your country. We want the people of Iraq to live in a stable state, to be sure that they live in a rich country, and all this wealth is the property of the Iraqi people," said Alexander Lukashenko.

In his turn, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq extended best wishes from the leadership of his country. He noted that Belarus and its capital Minsk have a rich history and lived through several wars. The Iraqi Foreign Minister also touched upon the unstable situation in the whole world and in the region in particular, as well as upon Iraq`s fight against terrorism.

Text by TUT.BY

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