Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan calls on Belarus President at Minsk
Sumitra Mahajan says, India and Belarus will strengthen bilateral relationship
LEADING an Indian Parliamentary goodwill delegation to Belarus the Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan called on the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at Minsk on Tuesday.
According to the camp office of the Speaker, both leaders discussed issues of mutual concern and expressed firm commitment to strengthening already warm and friendly relations.
The Speaker mentioned that India and Belarus are time-tested friends and said that the good feelings between the two countries need to be supported by enhancement in commercial and economic co-operation.
She said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s use of the term “Security” at the SCO Summit implies not merely territorial security but also security in other areas including economy. She added that Indian Government is well aware that our defence co-operation with Russia has always included Belarus and its production facilities in the background.
Underlining that we are keen on furthering this relationship by establishing joint ventures in the fields of mutual interest and benefits, Mahajan said that in smart cities programme of India , the Belarusian technology for smart transportation, smart water, electricity, sewage disposal and green buildings would of use.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan with the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk (Belarus) on Tuesday.