MOSCOW, 17 May (BelTA) - Belarus and Russia are concerned over the attempts by Western countries to subordinate the UN to their interests, reads the statement on the common foreign policy priorities of Russia and Belarus signed by Foreign Ministers Sergei Aleinik and Sergey Lavrov following the talks in Moscow on 17 May, BelTA has learned.
The document states that Belarus and Russia actively cooperate coordinating their actions and supporting each other in international organizations in order to ensure each other's interests. "We stand for strengthening the central coordinating role of the UN and its main bodies, including the Security Council, in international affairs, reaffirm our commitment to the international law, the goals and principles of the UN Charter, including on the sovereign equality of states and non-interference in their internal affairs. We are concerned over the attempts by Western countries to subordinate the UN to their interests, to turn it into a platform for pressure on states, to create alternative, non-inclusive decision-making mechanisms within the framework of the illegitimate concept of a ‘rules-based world order'," the statement emphasizes.
"Belarus and Russia jointly oppose the politicization of the work of international organizations and the involvement of their executive bodies in the discriminatory agenda promoted by the unfriendly countries," the document says.