MINSK, 18 January (BelTA) - The need to build a constructive dialogue between Belarus and Lithuania was emphasized at the meeting of Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei with representatives of Lithuanian civil society in Minsk on 18 January, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“The participants of the meeting discussed in detail the current state of Belarusian-Lithuanian relations, sensitive issues and problematic aspects of bilateral cooperation. Special attention was paid to the humanitarian component, development of contacts in culture, between citizens of the two countries and representatives of civil society,” the press service said.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that the parties expressed a mutual desire to remove obstacles on the way to normal interpersonal communication contributing to the development of business contacts, addressing pressing issues and improving the well-being of people.
"The parties touched on joint projects at the level of public figures of Belarus and Lithuania and emphasized the need to build a constructive dialogue between the two neighboring states as an indispensable condition for the sustainable development of the entire region,” the ministry said.
The delegates represent various walks of life of the Lithuanian society, among them are political and art figures, heads of charity organizations and bloggers. The Lithuanian delegation is set to meet with representatives of the Belarusian civil society, MPs and government officials.