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14 October 2021, 12:24

Foreign ministers concerned about broader use of sanctions against CIS members

MINSK, 14 October (BelTA) – The foreign ministers of the CIS member states are concerned about the mounting external pressure in the form of sanctions, Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told reporters following the meeting of the CIS Foreign Ministers Council on 14 October, BelTA has learned.

“We consistently highlight the importance of cohesion and interaction within the CIS for an effective response to common challenges and threats. In this context, we have expressed our serious concern over the constantly expanding use of unlimited and illegal unilateral sanctions against the CIS countries from outside,” Vladimir Makei said.

According to him, during the ministerial meeting, the foreign ministers had a meaningful conversation about the international agenda and cooperation in the Commonwealth. The situation near the CIS external borders was also discussed in detail, with a focus on the developments in Central Asia.

“The Belarusian side once again urged to learn the lesson from the events that took place not only in our country, but also in other states of the region, including in the post-Soviet space,” the minister said.

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