On 19 June Belarus' Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Evgeny Shestakov held a meeting with representatives of the business community and local authorities of the cantons of Fribourg and Vaud in Lausanne.
The Russian leader informed that the session reviewed the work of the Union Sate and outlined new development goals. “The joint declaration that has just been signed reaffirms the commitment to strengthen and expand strategic partnership between Russia and Belarus,” he emphasized.
"Disputable issues that arise sometimes in Belarus-Russia relations will be traditionally handled in the spirit of mutual understanding and compromise. This is already being done by our authorities," the Belarusian leader said.
Belarus' representative also highlighted the practical contribution of the Republic of Belarus to the implementation of technical assistance programs aimed at improving national systems for managing small arms stockpiles and ensuring their effective functioning.
Dealing with the problem is one of the instructions, which fulfillment the Supreme State Council monitors closely. There are a total of 17 instructions like that on the watch list, eight ones have been fulfilled, work on another nine continues.
It is the second time the festival has been arranged. The first one was held in Pinsk. The event is expected to bring together creative people from various countries. The guests will be in for an extensive program.
The parties exchanged views on the current issues of protecting the rights and interests of children and discussed the complex challenges facing the international community in ensuring sustainable progress in protecting children around the world.
Vladimir Putin said: “In the traditionally friendly and constructive atmosphere we discussed the entire range of topical aspects of Russian-Belarusian cooperation.” In his words, international cooperation was also touched upon during the talks.
The countries shall cooperate in developing coherent positions in the UN, the OSCE and other international organizations, in ensuring regional and European security, increasing the role of Belarus and Russia in combating new challenges and threats.
Alexander Lukashenko said: “We are accustomed to hearing that Belarus exports a lot. But in per capita terms Russia supplies more to Belarus than Belarus does to Russia. I am not going to specify the figures. Look them up. But the ratio is much larger.”
These are composer People's Artist of Russia Oleg Ivanov, a team comprising conductor People's Artist of Russia Valery Polyansky and Merited Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation Alexander Shanin, Choreographer People's Artist of the USSR Valentin Elizariev.
"Belarus has been persistently stating that Russia's interests must be taken into account within the framework of the implementation of the European Union's Eastern Partnership Initiative,” said Vladimir Makei.