New Delhi, Sep 12: India and Belarus on Friday inked 10 pacts to expand cooperation in a range of areas. The MoUs were signed in areas like oil and gas sector, vocational education, sports affairs, cooperation in agriculture, scientific and technical cooperation.
Delhi: PM Narendra Modi and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko witness exchange of MoUs pic.twitter.com/ZcY39lmLld— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2017
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Belarus President A G Lukashenko, during their extensive talks, also agreed to focus on ramping up economic engagement between the two countries, holding that there was a huge scope for boosting trade and investment.
Welcome President Alexander Lukashenko, his visit marks 25 yrs of diplomatic relations between India & Belarus: PM Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/BoAQfCgR4Z— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2017
"We will encourage joint development and manufacturing in defence sector under the 'Make in India' programme," Modi said in a media statement.
We reviewed architecture of India-Belarus partnership and exchanged ideas to expand it: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/WcamqFLeo4— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2017
We will encourage joint development and manufacturing in defence sector under the 'Make in India' program: PM Narendra Modi in Delhi pic.twitter.com/RBiFAUUKQ1— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2017
The prime minister said he and Lukashenko reviewed the "architecture" of India-Belarus partnership and exchanged ideas to expand it. The pacts inked provided for enhancing bilateral cooperation in a variety of areas, including oil and gas, education and sports.
India and Belarus also released a postage stamp to mark 25 years of diplomatic ties between the two sides.
The Belarus President earlier in the day held meetings with Prime Minister Modi, Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu and External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. He was given a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.