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26 November 2020, 14:27

Makei: Belarus, Russia will continue supporting initiatives international venues

Sergey Lavrov and Vladimir Makei
Sergey Lavrov and Vladimir Makei

MINSK, 26 November (BelTA) - Belarus and Russia will continue coordinating efforts to provide mutual support for initiatives at international venues, Belarus' Minister of Foreign affairs Vladimir Makei told the media following the joint meeting of the collegiums of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs in Minsk on 26 November, BelTA has learned.

“During today's meeting, we traditionally assessed the implementation of the program of concerted action in the field of foreign policy of the states - parties to the Union State Treaty for 2020-2021 and expressed mutual interest in further close and effective cooperation. Relying on this comprehensive document, we will continue to coordinate our efforts and promote common approaches, and to provide mutual support for initiatives at international avenues," Vladimir Makei said.

He also noted that the results of the plan of the Belarusian-Russian ministerial consultations this year have been summed up. "Due to the well-known reasons, we were not able to implement everything we planned. Many thematic consultations were held online We have agreed that we will implement these measures next year, and we will make sure that our consultations plan for the next year is fulfilled," the minister assured.

According to him, the agenda also included issues related to integration processes, relations of Belarus and Russia with the European Union, and international information security.

“We exchanged views on the situation and further prospects for joint work at international platforms such as the Eurasian organizations, the CIS, the United Nations, the OSCE and the CSTO,” the minister said.

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