Mahajan met President Lukashenko yesterday and discussed issues of mutual concern.
"Lukashenko mentioned that he had informed PM Narendra Modi, on the sidelines of SCO meeting in Qindao, that half of Belarus' population is already into yoga and that he himself was planning to start yoga exercises," the statement said.
Stating that India and Belarus are time-tested friends, the Speaker said that the good feelings between the two countries need to be supported by enhancement in commercial and economic cooperation,
Talking about cooperation in defense sector, Mahajan said that India's defence cooperation with Russia has always included Belarus and its production facilities.
Lukashenko also stressed on the need to give a firm direction to the India-Belarus bilateral relations so that they may evolve in the right manner in the future.
" The commercial relations definitely need a further push. Promoting joint ventures and mutual investment is the way forward," he added.
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