Speaking today in Minsk to Iran's defense minister, Mostafa Mohammad Najar, Lukashenka also had praise for the two countries' military-technical cooperation.
Najar said Belarus has a "special place" in Iran's foreign policy. Iran and Belarus, which both face international isolation, have expanded bilateral ties in recent years.
RFE/RL Belarus, Ukraine, And Moldova Report
SUBSCRIBE For weekly news and analysis on Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova by e-mail, subscribe to "RFE/RL Belarus, Ukraine, And Moldova Report."