India and Belarus share warm and friendly relations and cooperate in a wide range of areas

India and Belarus discussed development partnership and cooperation in areas like defence, trade, science & technology, and education as External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and Belarus Foreign Minister Sergei Aleinik met in New Delhi on Tuesday (March 12, 2024).
During the meeting, the two sides took stock of the bilateral political, trade and economic ties and discussed steps to intensify cooperation.
"A good meeting with Foreign Minister and Special Envoy for relations with India, Sergei Aleinik of Belarus. Took stock of our bilateral political, trade and economic ties. Exchanged views on development partnership, defence, S&T and education. 
Also discussed the regional situation and cooperation in NAM, SCO and UN," EAM Jaishankar posted on social media platform X. 
According to the Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the two ministers agreed on concrete steps that will allow them to intensify and expand cooperation in a wide range of areas. 
EAM Jaishankar and Foreign Minister Aleinik had earlier met in Kampala, Uganda on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit on January 18, 2024 and discussed bilateral cooperation in different fields. They also shared their views on the Ukraine conflict.
"A useful meeting with Belarusian FM Sergei Aleinik. Exchanged views on India-Belarus cooperation in various fields. Also discussed developments pertaining to the Ukraine conflict," EAM Jaishankar posted on X. 
Foreign Minister Aleinik is on an official visit to India on 12-13 March 2024 at the invitation of EAM Jaishankar. He has visited India previously in his roles as Deputy Foreign Minister and First Deputy Foreign Minister in 2012 and 2022 respectively.
India and Belarus share warm and friendly relations and cooperate in a wide range of areas, including trade and economy, defence, security, education, culture, science and technology. They also cooperate in regional and multilateral institutions.