MINSK, May 13 (Xinhua) -- South Africa welcomes Belarus' participation in large infrastructure projects in Africa, a visiting high-ranking government official said here Monday.
South Africa's Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Marius Fransman made the remarks after attending Belarus-South Africa ministerial consultations here.
Fransman said Belarus can make a significant contribution to the implementation of all those large infrastructure projects in Africa from different perspectives, including technology and human capital, Fransman said.
He stressed the importance of bilateral consultations between the two countries. "Belarus and South Africa are the Non-Aligned Movement member states and it is important for them to develop cooperation within the framework of this organization," he said.
Belarus Deputy Foreign Minister Elena Kupchina said that Belarus and South Africa share similar positions on global issues and that further steps should be taken to promote bilateral trade and economic relations.