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Half of Belarus' population into yoga, says its President

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Belarusian said that half of population is into yoga and he is also planning to start the fitness regimen.

Lukashenko said this to who is leading an Indian parliamentary goodwill delegation to Belarus, the Lok Sabha secretariat said in a statement here today.

Mahajan met Lukashenko yesterday and discussed issues of mutual concern.

Sharing his thoughts on the relations between the two countries, the said yoga has become a rage in

"Lukashenko mentioned that he had informed PM Narendra Modi, on the sidelines of SCO meeting in Qindao, that half of population is already into yoga and that he himself was planning to start yoga exercises," the statement said.

Stating that and are time-tested friends, the 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 has always included 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.

The along with few other parliamentarians is on a three nation trip -- Belarus, and Finland, from June 10-18.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 18:45 IST