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Political cooperation


Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia were established on 6 June 1997. 

Embassy of Belarus in the UAE is responsible for the development of cooperation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

H.E. Raid Krimli, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Russian Federation is concurrently accredited to the Republic of Belarus. 

The bilateral cooperation with Saudi Arabia has been steadily developing and markedly intensified in the recent years. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus paid visits to Saudi Arabia. The Minister of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and delegations from the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia visited Belarus. 

On 6-7 May 2015 the first meeting of the Joint Committee on Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Belarus and the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was held in Riyadh. The Belarusian delegation was headed by H.E. Valentin Rybakov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. 

On 16-18 May 2016 the second meeting of the Joint Committee took place in Minsk. The Saudi delegation was headed by H.E. Dr. Yusuf  bin Tarrad Al-Saadoun, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Economic and Cultural Affairs.

In August 2018 the Minister of Justice of Belarus paid a visit to the Saudi Arabia during which the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the two Ministries of Justice was signed.

Belarus and Saudi Arabia enjoy constructive collaboration within the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement. Mutual support has been rendered during elections to the UN elective bodies.

The legal framework of the bilateral relations includes the General Agreement, intergovernmental agreements on avoidance of double taxation and mutual protection of investments, on cooperation in science and technology, inter-agency memoranda in the field of sports and in the field of education, on political consultations between the foreign ministries, on cooperation between the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology as well as the agreement on cooperation between the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Council of Saudi Chambers, Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the Ministry of Justice of Belarus and the Ministry of Justice of Saudi Arabia.