As part of his working visit to Azerbaijan, the Head of Belarus’ Government, Roman Golovchenko, has met today with Prime Minister Ali Asadov
The sides discussed the current Belarusian-Azerbaijani agenda during their face-to-face meeting, and later in an expanded format.
Welcoming the Belarusian delegation and its leader, Mr. Asadov stressed that personal contacts give a livelier and more business-like tone to the format of bilateral communication, since ‘the pandemic and the related aspects made direct contacts impossible’.
Mr. Golovchenko, in turn, thanked Azerbaijan’s Prime Minister for the opportunity to come to the country, co-ordinate their stances on key areas of bilateral co-operation and discuss the implementation of agreements reached by the heads of state during the Belarusian President’s working visit in April 2021.
"We have brought a serious package of proposals – as we believe. We would like to submit them for consideration by our Azerbaijani friends in order to outline areas of co-operation for the near future," Mr. Golovchenko said, adding that foundation of liaisons – that has been laid for three decades – guarantees development of constructive and partnership relations on a long-term basis. "All this creates a favourable background for development of bilateral relations, despite all the turbulent processes that are currently taking place," he noted.
According to the Belarusian Prime Minister, despite the difficulties related to the pandemic last year, the two states enjoyed an impressive trade turnover: $885m. “Importantly, our both countries enjoy parity in mutual trade," he stressed.