The head of state remarked that the authority and role of the Ministry of Foreign affairs is increasing, and high-ranking officials of the ministry have built friendly relations with foreign colleagues.
Our head of state sets new ambitious tasks before us, which are determined by time itself, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said as he addressed the meeting dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Belarusian diplomatic service.
I think we are in a similar geographical situation. Both our countries are average-sized. We had to be able to get up on our feet, be confident, show quality of work and independence, Karin Kneissl said.