India and Belarus inked 10 pacts, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted the East European country’s President Alexander Lukashenku.
The pacts inked after Modi-Lukashenku meeting are aimed at stepping up bilateral cooperation in education, sports and youth affairs, science, agriculture, hydrocarbon, culture and infrastructure development.
- We will also encourage joint development and manufacturing in defence sector under the Make in India programme. We have discussed on utilising the US $ 100 million Line of Credit that India had offered in 2015 in specific projects in Belarus,” Prime Minister said after his meeting with President of Belarus.
- He said that he and Lukashenku had reviewed the architecture of India-Belarus partnership.
- We considered ideas and initiatives for further expanding it. We decided to enhance our interaction in all aspects of cooperation,” said Modi.
- The seriousness of our intention can be proved by the fact that during the visit we initiated Investment Protection Agreement between India and Belarus and secondly I can promise my support for finalising the free zone between India and Eurasian Economic Union,” Lukashenko said, emphasizing on the need to step up bilateral economic relations.