“It was Alexander Lukashenko who offered Minsk as a venue for the dialogue of the Normandy Four that was formed in June 2014. It was a sincere offer. We immediately supported. So did Ukraine, Germany, and France,” Sergei Lavrov said.
Topical aspects of Belarus-Hungary trade and economic cooperation were discussed as well as the fulfillment of the arrangements made by the previous session of the commission. A session of the working group on tourism took place as well as consultations about standardization and accreditation.
The parties agreed to improve the legal framework of bilateral relations through its adaptation to present-day conditions and needs in the area of training specialists in the establishments of higher education of the two countries.
I am confident that together we can further our cooperation. For that we have all the necessary conditions, a solid legal framework, relevant mechanisms for interstate collaboration and enormous potential, which is far from being exhausted, the Tajikistan president said.
Based on the results of the hearings we will determine the areas which we should prioritize in the first place and draw up the recommendations for the public authorities and other organizations on the balanced action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, Alla Bodak added.
Yuri Khachaturov stressed that “the session of the Collective Security Council and the joint meeting of the CSTO charter bodies have become another important stage in the development of the organization as an international regional structure of collective security in Eurasia.”