10.08.2023 11:52 (обновлено: 30.08.2023 11:54)

Lukashenko invites Brazil to determine a roadmap for the development of relations and invited Lulu da Silva to Minsk

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko invites Brazil to determine a roadmap for the development of relations and invited Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to visit Belarus. The head of state stated this at a meeting with the Ambassador of Brazil to Belarus Bernard Jorge Leopold de Garcia Klingl, BelTA has learned.

“If we evaluate the Belarusian-Brazilian relations, I must say that they can be much better. And politically. But first of all, in trade and economic. Because trade and economic relations are the basis, the basis of any relationship. in material terms, a strong interest and a definite connection, then both political and diplomatic relations are built. As an ambassador, you understand this as well as I do. We just need to agree with you as a result of today’s meeting on specific areas of our cooperation that will bring our relations to a higher level “, – said the Belarusian leader.

Alexander Lukashenko said that he has a number of proposals in this regard. “I think that you will bring my proposals to the government, your parliament and, above all, President of Brazil Lula da Silva. And I beg you, as one of the main proposals today, to send a signal to your President that we are waiting for him in Belarus. convenient time for him. Better in winter. So that he can see our winter nature. And during his visit, we could finally determine the road map or plan for our relations. I emphasize once again: the Belarusian leadership is extremely interested in this,” the President said .

He especially emphasized the importance of the current meeting both for Belarus and Brazil.

Brazil is traditionally included in the top 10 trade partners of Belarus. In 2022, the trade turnover amounted to more than $358 million, with a positive balance for Belarus of almost $150 million. And in January-June of this year alone, the volume of bilateral trade has already amounted to $393.4 million. The main position of Belarusian exports is traditionally potash fertilizers.