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Qatar finance minister arrives in Belarus

The implementation of several large projects of Belarus and Qatar will be the best demonstration of mutual interest, said Alexander Lukashenko on November 18 received a delegation from that country, headed by the Minister of Finance Ali Shareef Al-Emadi.

The parties are currently working on the so-called road map of cooperation. Just a few weeks ago, the President of Belarus visited Qatar on an official visit, during which he had a meeting with the Emir, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani. The sides seem to have got down to the implementation of the Doha agreements without delay.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
We were able to talk with you on many issues that interest Belarus, first of all, the relationship between our countries, the opportunities that are presented to us today in terms of economic cooperation and other areas. In this context, we agreed that we don't need not say where to start, because you have implemented in Belarus a very large investment project to build the Marriott hotel - the best in our capital.

However, dear friends, you know perfectly well that it is impossible to stop. We back then spoke with you in Qatar about two or three serious projects between the two countries, which could once again demonstrate our determination to act in the direction of economic and trade cooperation. I note with satisfaction that some work has been carried out by our financial authorities, banks. I welcome Qatar's wishes to work in Belarus, and we will create all the necessary conditions for that.

Once again I want to emphasize: I appreciate that you are literally instantly delivered on your promise coming to Minsk to hold talks with our government officials. I think that your visit with your colleagues to Minsk will serve as a preparatory stage for the visit of the Emir of Qatar on whose visit we agreed.

Ali Shareef Al-Emadi, Minister of Finance of the State of Qatar:
Our visit to Belarus was a continuation of your visit to Qatar. I did not expect myself I would come to Minsk so soon, but the Emir has given very clear instructions on the implementation of the agreements reached. For me it was an honor to accompany you in Qatar; it allowed us to discuss our views on the political and investment cooperation. We have positive experience in the investment field. We are very satisfied with the first project of Qatar in Belarus. I think it will be a good basis for further cooperation.

Belarus, Qatar working to implement cooperation road map