MOSCOW, 18 June (BelTA) - Belarus and Russia support each other in international organizations, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told the media after the talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on 18 June, BelTA has learned.
"We discussed extensively the full range of issues on the bilateral agenda, coordination of actions on international venues, the situation with external challenges against Belarus and Russia and adequate, proportional measures in response to these challenges," Vladimir Makei said.
He said that Belarus and Russia reaffirmed their interest in the development of integration processes in the Eurasian Economic Union, deepening cooperation in the CIS and the CSTO. "We discussed cooperation in the UN, the OSCE and other international venues," the head of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. “I would like to note the effective mutual support at international venues. Together we oppose the initiatives of Western countries to promote anti-Belarusian and anti-Russian agenda in the UN, the OSCE and other organizations. I hope that we will continue to coordinate joint approaches of work in multilateral formats."
Vladimir Makei noted that one of the determining factors of international relations in general and in the European region in particular is the increasing imbalance of the architecture of international security. "In this regard, we paid special attention to the issues of ensuring regional and international security," Vladimir Makei said. "We agreed to continue discussing these issues on an ongoing basis, taking into account the ever-increasing tensions and the difficult situation in international affairs."
He added that the parties paid considerable attention to the preparation of the next meeting of the collegium of the foreign ministries scheduled for the autumn. “Given the high effectiveness of the two-year programs of concerted action in foreign policy of the states parties to the Union State Treaty, we agreed on the modalities of preparing such a program for the next two years,” he added.