President Lukashenko meets with Egypt’s foreign minister


President Lukashenko meets with Egypt’s foreign minister

The agreements between Belarus and Egypt, which were reached on the highest of levels in January 2017, were one of the most discussed subjects of the meeting held on August 28, 2017 in the Palace of Independence.

Alexander Lukashenko met with Sameh Shoukry, Egypt’s Foreign Minister. During Alexander Lukashenko’s visit to Cairo, the heads of states agreed to cooperate in economy, humanitarian sector and security, the two sides also promised to support each other on the international arena. A package of documents was then signed as a result of official negotiations. Belarus and Egypt intend to increase the commodity circulation and to simplify the conditions of mutual trade together.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:
I remember the las negotiations in Cairo very well with my colleague and the senior officials. It was a very god and, I hope, a successful visit. We agreed on many things with the President of Egypt then, and your visit is very important because it allows to not forget about our agreements. Official visits of parliament representatives, of Belarus to Egypt or Egypt to Belarus, mean a lot in terms of agreements realization, which were reached in January 2017, during the negotiations.

It seemed to me that Belarus will be beneficial in that economic growth and development of Egypt. I would once again like to confirm that we will do everything we agreed on. Everything will depend on you, the Egyptians. Everything depends on your desire.

Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Egypt’s Foreign Minister:
We admire your efforts on Belarus’ development, stability and good conditions for the progress in the country and the region as whole. We cannot but emphasize your influence on peaceful solution of regional conflicts. It shows your wisdom, understanding of how important peaceful settlement of conflicts is.

This is the first visit of Egypt’s Foreign Minister to Belarus in the history of bilateral relations and is thought of as a preparatory stage for holding the official visit of the President of Egypt to Belarus.