Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko expressed his assurance that Belarus and Greece ought to expand their relations during his meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Greece to Belarus Panayotis Gumas.
During the conversation Alexander Lukashenko stressed that the Republic of Belarus respect Greece as a state, its ideals and beliefs including religious ones, are close to us. He is convinced that in the nearest future the two states' ties will get stronger.
Over the 11 months of 2001 the foreign trade turnover between Belarus and Greece made up $7.1 million, which is 26.4% higher as against the same period in 2000. Belarus exports to Greece potash fertilizers, artificial threads, glassware. Fresh fruit, drugs, alcoholic beverages, cigarettes and tobacco are imported from Greece.