On 27 October, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko received the credentials of the heads of diplomatic missions of the Republic of Cuba, Kingdom of Belgium and Republic of Korea.
Speaking at the credentials presentation ceremony and welcoming Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba Omar Zenon Medina Quintero, Alexander Lukashenko said that Belarus intends to build a system of trade and economic relations with Cuba that will make it possible to increase the bilateral trade turnover by several times.
The President of Belarus deems it necessary to identify several specific areas of trade and economic contacts to develop cooperation. The Head of State highlighted the tendency towards increasing the Belarusian-Cuban commodity turnover against the background of economic growth in both states.
The Head of State said that the Belarusian people “has warm feelings for the Cuban people, the leaders of that country, and Fidel Castro in person.”
Belarus has never had, nor does it intend to have any problems in the mutual relations with Belgium in the future. The confidence therein was expressed by Alexander Lukashenko when he was receiving the letters of credence of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Belgium in our country (non-resident) Vincent Mertens de Wilmars.
According to the President, Belarus studies “most attentively” the experience of the economic transformations carried out by Belgium.
Alexander Lukashenko pointed out that Belgium is a friendly sovereign state.
On his part, the ambassador of Belgium said that he sees “development of dialogue with Belarus” as his man objective.
Belarus intends to intensify trade and economic cooperation with the Republic of Korea. Several large-scale joint projects are going to be identified in order to fulfil this objective. This is what was emphasized by the President of Belarus when he was receiving credentials from Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea in our country (non-resident) Kim Je Sob.
The President noted that Belarus and Korea have no disagreements on political issues.
The Ambassador of Korea conveyed sincere greetings to the Belarusian people and the President from Korea’s leaders. The Korean diplomat believes that there is an enormous potential for improving our bilateral relationship.