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28 November 2022, 09:02

Lavrov's working visit to Minsk postponed because of Makei's death

Sergey Lavrov. An archive photo
Sergey Lavrov. An archive photo

MINSK, 28 November (BelTA) – The working visit of Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov to Minsk has been postponed because of the death of Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei, TASS reports citing the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, BelTA informs.

Sergey Lavrov was to visit Minsk on 27-28 November to participate in a joint ministerial meeting of Russia and Belarus. According to TASS, a meeting with the president of Belarus was also scheduled.

The foreign ministers were supposed to review progress to implement the Programme for Coordinated Actions in the Foreign Policy of the States Parties to the Treaty on the Establishment of the Union State for 2022-2023, to discuss cooperation in foreign policy planning, coordination of actions in relation to the EU, NATO, Council of Europe, joint work in the OSCE, interaction at multilateral platforms in the field of arms control and plans to oppose the West's efforts to politicize international economic and human rights organizations.

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