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Relations with African Countries

Cooperation with African countries is a priority for the Republic of Belarus in the international arena.  

Today Belarus has its diplomatic missions in Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. At the same time Belarusian ambassadors in the mentioned countries are accredited as non-residents in other states of the region. Thus, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of South Africa Mr. Alexander D. Sidoruk is accredited to Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Namibia with residence in Pretoria. Belarus is constantly expanding its diplomatic presence in Africa.    

Similar interests and approaches to addressing international problems and the goals of social and economic development certainly contribute to deeper cooperation with other countries of the region. A major factor for mutually beneficial collaboration is vibrant socio-economic growth of Belarus.  

The development of relations with Africa is aimed at strengthening of political, trade and investment cooperation. In this regard “economic diplomacy” is becoming more important.     

Growing exports of Belarusian goods is an economic priority for Belarus in Africa.     

Belarus fruitfully develops relations with African countries in the frames of international organizations, first of all, within the system of the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement. Regular exchange of visits at a high level has a positive impact on the development of bilateral cooperation with the countries of this region.    

Educational, scientific and technological cooperation tends to expand. Promising projects also include collaboration in the spheres of tourism and culture, enhancement of inter-municipal and inter-regional ties that generate open and cooperative relations.    

The potential and prospects of cooperation with the countries of Africa are immense. Belarus is optimistic about its multifaceted relations with the countries of the region. The expansion of collaboration coincides with the interests of both Belarus and its partners.