MINSK, 22 July (BelTA) – The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has taken stock of the results of the annual seminar of heads of diplomatic missions and consulates of Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Attending the meeting was Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei. The diplomats substantively discussed areas of concern in the foreign policy and foreign economic activity of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, specified objectives for Belarusian diplomacy and outlined a set of short-term tasks taking into account the strategic guidelines of the head of state. They also particularized the main areas of activity of diplomatic missions in each region and country.
Vladimir Makei noted in his report that Belarus is facing illegal unilateral restrictive measures and unprecedented pressure from Western countries. Thus, it is impacted by all the global challenges related to foreign trade. This prompts Belarusian diplomatic missions to increase the efficiency of foreign economic activity, build up the export of goods and services and improve its structure, explore new markets and areas of economic cooperation.
The diplomats also discussed in detail cooperation prospects with Belarus' main partners - the Russian Federation, the EAEU and the CIS member states, the countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Vladimir Makei noted that Belarus is determined to promote fruitful relations with all countries and organizations and remains committed to a mutually respectful and mutually beneficial dialogue.
The minister emphasized that the task of Belarusian diplomacy is to preserve an independent, economically strong country capable of protecting its territorial integrity and interests in the international arena. Another important task is to build on the potential and help develop the Belarusian state.
During the week-long seminar, the heads of Belarusian diplomatic missions held a number of business meetings with senior officials of ministries and government agencies, as well as individual consultations with top-ranking officials and top managers of exporting enterprises.