Iran, Belarus Sign Cooperation Agreements
<div class="caption"><div class="watermark"> <a href="http://gdb.rferl.org/A8B68A2B-CC3A-416E-B601-040F935D4586_mw800_mh600.jpg" rel="ibox" title="Lukashenka (right) with Ahmadinejad in Tehran on November 6 (Fars)"> <img alt="Lukashenka (right) with Ahmadinejad in Tehran on November 6 (Fars)" src="http://gdb.rferl.org/A8B68A2B-CC3A-416E-B601-040F935D4586_w203.jpg" class="photo" border="0"></a></div><p>Lukashenka (right) with Ahmadinejad in Tehran on November 6 (Fars)</p></div>November 7, 2006 -- Iran and Belarus today signed eight documents to expand bilateral cooperation, as Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka wrapped up a visit to Tehran.
The deals involve the oil sector and the car and tractor industries.
A joint statement reaffirmed Minsk's support of Iran's nuclear efforts.
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said Lukashenka's two-day visit had opened up a new chapter in bilateral relations.