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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Belarus Premier in Iran

TEHRAN () -- Belarus Prime Minister Mikhail Chigir held talks with Iranian Vice President Hassan Habibi in Tehran on Monday, Iran's IRNA news agency said.

Chigir and Habibi called for expanding economic and political ties, including the setting up of a joint economic commission, the agency said.

Chigir also laid a wreath at the tomb of Iran's late revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, IRNA added.

Minsk and Tehran signed an accord in May conferring most-favored-nation status on each other, the BELAPAN news agency, monitored by the BBC, said.