Skip to comments.Iran's President Ahmadinejad will visit Belarus
Posted on 01/31/2007 6:34:58 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
LONDON, January 31 (IranMania) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is set to visit Belarus to discuss energy cooperation, the former Soviet republics Foreign Ministry said.
Recent moves by Russia to raise the price Belarus pays for its oil and gas have prompted Minsk to seek alternative sources of energy, RIA-Novosti reported.
Vladimir Semashko, the first deputy prime minister, said Minsk is considering joint oil production ventures with Iran.
During his visit to Tehran on January 21-22, Belarusian Defense Minister Leonid Maltsev signed with his Iranian counterpart, Mostafa Mohammad Najar, a memorandum of understanding on defense cooperation.
The parties agreed on two-way visits by expert delegations, military and technical cooperation, interaction in staff training and consultations at the level of defense ministers. The ministers discussed international security, prospects for bilateral cooperation and experiences related to formation of national defense forces.
Maybe his plane will 'accidently' crash
Belarus is landlocked, and does not share a common border with Iran. Thus whatever energy cooperation they might decide on, will be subject to the whims, fees and taxes of transit countries.
Hunting season's open.
He wants nuke help.
Does he have some room on his plane for one more transferred passenger who should be deported back to Belarus from the U.S.: Peter Berdvosky? See link to get my point at: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1777234/posts
The great game. The great game of energy/oil/natural gas which is lifeblood of modern economies
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