Posted: 27.01.2023 14:10:00

Indian Ambassador to Belarus: despite all difficulties, India-Belarus relations continue to develop

Co-operation between Belarus and India will be characterised for the foreseeable future by reinforcing the traditional strengths of our bilateral relationships and exploring new areas of interaction – as stated by Alok Ranjan Jha, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to the Republic of Belarus, at a reception on the occasion of India Republic Day

“As we enter the new year, let’s hope and believe in a less divided, more secure and more prosperous world. Let’s reaffirm our commitment to our common goal: to raise the Indian-Belarusian relations to even greater heights,” the diplomatic representative urged.

He stressed that the geopolitical and socio-economic situation in the world continues to be difficult, “The pandemic is still with us. The crisis situation in Belarus’ neighbouring countries has had a profound adverse impact on the states located far beyond the borders of this region. The global economy is struggling to get back on track. Nevertheless, despite all the difficulties, the relations between India and Belarus continue to develop.”

At the same time, the Ambassador recalled that the past year was marked by the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Belarus and India, “Our countries marked this momentous occasion with a series of cultural events, high-level political meetings, the revival of bilateral interaction mechanisms after the break because of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the Foreign Affairs Consultations and the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic Industrial, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Co-operation. India and Belarus continued their liaisons within international organisations and supported each other on a number of issues of mutual interest. Thus, as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, India provided strong support to Belarus in 2021-2022. The position of Belarus towards India also remains consistent and unchanged.”