MOSCOW, 18 June (BelTA) - Belarusian Minister of Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei noted the high intensity of Belarusian-Russian contacts as he met with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on 18 June, BelTA has learned.
According to Vladimir Makei, the presidents of Belarus and Russia, Aleksandr Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin, have already held three meetings this year. The heads of government have met several times too. The countries have scheduled other contacts at various levels. "This why it is very important for us to compare notes,” Vladimir Makei said. “Moreover, we have very important issues on the agenda, including those related to the preparation of our common program of concerted actions in foreign policy for the next two years.”
Vladimir Makei thanked Sergey Lavrov for the event held the day before with the participation of the CIS ambassadors to Russia, during which the Russian foreign minister informed the CIS counterparts about the outcomes of the Russia-U.S. summit in Geneva.