Krishna arrives on two-day Belarus visit

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 22:54

Moscow: External Affairs Minister S M
Krishna on Wednesday arrived in Minsk on a two-day official visit to
Belarus, during which he is to discuss a wide range of issues,
including fostering of bilateral cooperation with the former
Soviet republic.

On his arrival at the Minsk airport, Krishna was
received by the Belarus Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Aleinik
along with Indian Ambassador Ramesh Chander and Ambassador of
Belarus to India Oleg Laptenok and other senior officials, the
Indian embassy said in a release.

Besides talks with Belarus counterpart Sergei
Martynov, Krishna, first Indian foreign minister to visit the
newly independent state, is also to schedule to call on
President Aleksandr Lukashenka.

During Krishna`s visit, India and Belarus are to sign
two agreements including on cooperation in the Field of
Physical Training and Sports and a Contract for Grodno Power
Project which has been awarded to Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd
(BHEL).

Bureau Report



First Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 22:54

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