Relations between independent Belarus and the Arab nations of the Middle East have been contradictory yet positive on the whole. Although by far not all declared initiatives were implemented, the Belarusian government pragmatically recognized this region as a new market, investments source and political partner and made its best to establish some links to these countries. ...
Relations with Iran are treated by the Belarusian leadership as an important element of the country’s international relations. However, the loud rhetoric of the Belarusian government has little to do with concrete results of this cooperation, just as little as the attempts by certain political circles in Belarus to present bilateral relations with Iran as a dangerous step in international politics. ...