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Belarus, France emphasize importance of intensifying all-round contacts

Politics 07.02.2019 | 09:38
Photo courtesy of Belarus' embassy in France
Photo courtesy of Belarus' embassy in France

MINSK, 7 February (BelTA) – Outgoing Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to France Pavel Latushko met with Deputy Secretary-General of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andre Parant in France, BelTA learned from the Belarusian diplomatic mission.

The representative of the French ministry thanked the Belarusian ambassador for many-year fruitful work to boost Belarus-France cooperation. He praised the two parties' efforts aimed at expanding cooperation in the political, economic and humanitarian areas.

The deputy secretary-general stressed the importance of the intergovernmental trade and economic commission, the visit of Secretary of State to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne to Belarus in 2018, regular political dialogue, the development of the institution of honorary consuls and cultural cooperation.

Pavel Latushko said that France is one of the leading EU countries, and Belarus attaches great importance to the development of cooperation with the country. The ambassador emphasized the importance of further development of all-round cooperation. The two states have been applying a wide range of cooperation tools, including a high-level ministerial and inter-parliamentary dialogue, business forums and economic presentations, interregional cultural and humanitarian cooperation.

The parties stressed that there is still a significant potential for further development of relations between Minsk and Paris.

Pavel Latushko expressed his gratitude to the leadership of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Continental Europe Directorate of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and also the French Embassy in Belarus for constructive cooperation and collaboration in the implementation of projects aimed at strengthening Belarusian-French relations.

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