MINSK, 10 January (BelTA) - Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to the Holy See (non-resident) Sergei Aleinik is in the Vatican City on a visit, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On 10 January 2022, Sergei Aleinik took part in the annual New Year's audience of Pope Francis I for the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See.
After the audience, the Belarusian deputy minister met with State Secretary of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. The parties discussed the topical issues of bilateral cooperation, interaction within international organizations and also joint efforts to strengthen interfaith dialogue.
Sergei Aleinik is scheduled to meet with the Secretary for Relations with States (Foreign Minister) of the State Secretariat of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher and the Chairman of the President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch.