OREANDA-NEWS. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is in the United Arab Emirates on a working visit. He is expected to meet with UAE leaders to discuss the current state of Belarus-UAE interaction, progress in implementing previous agreements, and mutually beneficial promising projects. A number of meetings with representatives of the government and the business circles of the country will be held.

In January-August 2017 Belarus’ export to the UAE reached $44.8 million, some 318% as against the same period of last year. In January-June 2017 alone the UAE’s foreign direct investments in Belarus exceeded $11 million.

Apart from that, taking into account the traditionally friendly mutual relations the UAE leaders invited Alexander Lukashenko to spend several days in the country as a guest.