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Belarus to increase exports to Iran

During a Tuesday meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zar, Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov said his nation intends to increase petrochemical, industrial and agricultural exports to Iran.

Kobyakov said positive relations between the nations are facilitating continued cooperation.

"We view Iran as a reliable partner, the influential state, the authoritative participant in international relations," Kobyakov said. "We are grateful for the support that (it provides) to us on the international arena."

The prime minister said economic cooperation will reach a new level after trade between Belarus and Iran dwindled because of international economic sanctions against Iran that made product settlement strained. The Belarus news agency reports that annual trade amounts to approximately $100 million.

A Belarus–Iranian joint commission will take place in Tehran next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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