Members of the Belarus-Nicaragua joint commission for trade and economic cooperation set out to identify mechanisms to promote bilateral cooperation in the manufacturing, agriculture and construction industries during the group's first meeting Thursday and Friday in Minsk.
Dmitry Mironchik, a spokesman for the Belarusian Foreign Ministry, said the inaugural session is part of an agreement reached during an official visit by Belarus’ Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei to Nicaragua in June 2014.
During Makei's visit with Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, the two sides outlined the potential for bilateral projects in industry, agriculture, education and other areas while agreeing they needed to strengthen the legal framework for cooperation between the nations.
Belarus’ delegation of the economic commission is led by the commission’s co-chair and Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Alexander Gurianov. The Nicaraguan delegation of the commission is led by another co-chair of the commission and Deputy Foreign Minister of Nicaragua Luis Alberto Molina Cuadra.