DUSHANBE, February 25, 2011, Asia-Plus  -- Two-day consultations between the foreign ministries of Tajikistan and Belarus concluded in Dushanbe on February 23.

According to the Tajik MFA information department, the sides considered issues related to preparation of the upcoming official visits of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Belarus Foreign Minister Sergey Martynov to Tajikistan.

They also discussed ways to improve consular cooperation between the countries as well as organizing and technical issues of opening of the Belarus Embassy in Dushanbe.

During their stay in Dushanbe, the Belarus delegation members also met with Tajik Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Saidrahmon Nazriyev, who is co-chairman of the Tajik-Belarusian commission for economic and trade cooperation, the source said.