During the meeting with young diplomats and foreign service veterans of Belarus and Russia Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei stressed the need to preserve and develop the close bilateral ties between the two countries in various fields.
“The Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia will take place in late June. The forum is held under the patronage of our presidents. The Supreme State Council of the Union State will hold its meeting on 30 June,” said Vladimir Makei.
“These efforts should be channeled into getting everyone to work to decentralize the authority, into enabling local democracy, and addressing various tasks involving services for people. All of that provides a positive influence on the wellbeing of our citizens,” believes Markku Markkula.
I suggest we organize a Belarus-themed exhibition in the CoR. This is a very serious and responsible matter for Belarus, and we have something to show to our partners in the European Union, Mikhail Myasnikovich said.
I would like to reiterate the interest of the Belarusian side in expanding the dialogue and constructive cooperation with the local and regional authorities of the EU member states and the Eastern Partnership countries, Alexander Popkov said.
Alexander Popkov noted that the meeting provides a timely opportunity to discuss the joint contribution of the countries to the current European agenda in the run-up to the Eastern Partnership Summit that will take place in November 2017.