The Belt and Road participating states need to coordinate their action to maximize assistance for the expansion of economic cooperation and removal of the existing barriers, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he spoke at the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. On the sidelines of the event, the head of state is holding bilateral meetings with foreign leaders. Aleksandr Lukashenko held talks with Serbian President Alexander Vucic and also met with Vice President, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of the Emirate of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Belarusian head of state announced his intention to expand cooperation with this region.