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22 June 2017, 09:42

Peter Szijjarto praises Belarus' CEI presidency

MINSK, 22 June (BelTA) – Belarus succeeds in carrying out its responsibilities during its presidency in the Central European Initiative (CEI), Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto told the media after his talks with Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei on 22 June, BelTA has learned.

“I would like to congratulate Belarus on two occasions. First of all, Belarus does well with its duties at the CEI. Secondly, if we take a look at the recent achievements, we will see that they are significant,” he stressed.

The minister noted that Hungary respects and appreciates the results of Belarus' activity and does its best to encourage the European institutes to see the true value of these achievements.

The ministers of foreign affairs of the countries of the Central European Initiative (CEI) are holding an annual meeting in Minsk on 22 June.

The meeting is focused on the growing role of the CEI member states in promoting connectivity and interoperability among various integration processes in a Wider Europe. The ministers are discussing efforts to tackle new threats to regional stability and economic cooperation between different integration associations. The CEI foreign ministers are also set to exchange views on reforming the CEI in the context of new challenges and developments that have occurred in Central and South-West Europe over the last decade.

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