Issue Brief on “Growing India-Belarus Cooperation”

The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko arrived in India on a two-day visit from September 11-12, 2017.  The invitation for this visit was extended by the President of India to the President of Belarus. This was the third visit to India by any Belarusian head of state. The earlier two visits took place in September 1997 and April 2007. However, this visit was particularly important as both India and Belarus are celebrating 25 years of the establishment of their diplomatic relations.[1]

During his visit, President Alexander Lukashenko held meetings with the President of India Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and above all, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.

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