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25 June 2024, 12:52

Lavrov: Eurasian security concept has a future

MINSK, 25 June (BelTA) – There are good prospects for promoting the Eurasian security concept with the involvement of the Minsk platform, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during the talks with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Minsk on 25 June, BelTA has learned. 

The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry said that at the talks with his Belarusian counterpart Sergei Aleinik the day before in Minsk, they spoke in detail about the joint foreign policy activities. "We are trying to fulfill the strategic tasks that you and Vladimir Vladimirovich [Russian President Vladimir Putin] set for us in foreign policy. We seek to build our foreign policy activities in such a way as to also provide diplomatic support for integration processes," he said. "Yesterday we signed a special statement on this matter, we are going to strengthen coordination, always bearing in mind not only the interests of Belarus and Russia, but also the interests of the Union State."

"On other tracks too. Yesterday we spoke in detail about the UN and the OSCE. You were fortunate not to be part of the Council of Europe. Therefore, there was no need to withdraw," Sergey Lavrov continued.

He highlighted the idea of Eurasian security, which is "in the air" and was previously voiced by the presidents of Belarus and Russia.

"This idea was developed further last autumn in Minsk as Belarus hosted the first conference on Eurasian security as the chair of the CSTO. Then it was decided that Minsk will host this conference regularly, on an annual basis, to promote discussion on this topic. We actively support this," Sergey Lavrov said. “We have already received an invitation to the second conference in late October - early November. We will be happy to attends, and yesterday we talked about how we can promote the Eurasian security concept and involve like-minded people. I think that the prospects are very good."
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