MINSK, 21 June (BelTA) – Today is the time when overarching, creative and unifying initiatives are important like never before, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Yuri Ambrazevich said as he addressed the Belarus-Russia expert meeting in Minsk on 21 June, BelTA has learned.
“I am grateful to you for the invitation to take part in this serious and meaningful expert discussion. I am glad that you have accepted our proposal to hold your meeting in the hall of collegiums of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is quite symbolic. This hall has its own history, but most importantly, it was opened specifically to discuss and resolve all complex problems, including global ones, at the negotiating table. In those days, such hopes were pinned primarily on multilateral diplomacy, universal international organizations, primarily the UN where Belarus (then the BSSR) is one of the founding members. Now, given the importance of analytical thought, we are pleased to see prominent representatives of the expert community of Belarus and Russia in this hall,” the diplomat said.
He welcomed the efficient work of the first Belarus-Russia expert meeting held in Moscow in 2021. “I am convinced that the atmosphere of Minsk will also contribute to the emergence of useful ideas and comprehensive, creative initiatives capable of uniting sensible people for the benefit of entire humankind,” Yuri Ambrazevich emphasized.
In this context, he made another important point: “Initiatives must be relevant and progressive. I strongly believe that the resurgence of outdated views and concepts, the adjustment of old clichés to new events will not work now.”
The Belarus-Russia expert meeting is taking place in Minsk on 21-22 June.