On February 17, 2015 BUCE took part in a state reception timed to the opening of a new building of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Minsk. Attending the opening ceremony were: Vladimir Makey, Belarus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mohammad Jawad Zarif, Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, as well as ambassadors of foreign countries, state, public and religious figures, and Iranian business community.

During the reception, BUCE representatives held talks with the Iranian businessmen and key members of the Iranian embassy staff. In particular, the sides discussed main areas of bilateral cooperation and prospects of increasing the mutual trade between Belarus and Iran through active use of the exchange mechanism when buying and selling goods across borders.