Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko welcomed his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Minsk on Tuesday.
Lukashenko called Sisi’s trip “historical”, since it is the first time for a “president of such a gigantic African country” to visit Belarus.
The Belarusian leader also assured Sisi that bilateral agreements between Minsk and Cairo will be implemented.
Sisi, in his turn, said that Egypt has "a very strong political will aimed at the expansion and strengthening of our cooperation."
“We very much count on the development of our relations and cooperation,” he concluded.
The Egyptian leader also had talks with representatives of business community, heads of major companies, as well as senior officials and representatives of governmental bodies.
After Belarus, Sisi will head to Romania, where he will hold talks with President Klaus Iohannis.