MOSCOW, 7 July (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia advance cooperation in intelligence gathering. Director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Sergei Naryshkin made the statement after a joint session of Belarus' State Security Committee (KGB) and Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service on 7 July, BelTA has learned. KGB Chairman Ivan Tertel took part in the session.
Sergei Naryshkin said: “The work of intelligence services revolves around gathering intelligence and informing top political bodies of the state power of our countries and other ministries and government agencies. Our joint work is mostly focused on gathering intelligence about the challenges and threats that our states and the Union State of Belarus and Russia face. This area of our joint activities grows persistently year after year.”
The SVR director said the joint session had summed up results of joint work since the previous session held in Vitebsk in June 2021. “Our joint work to protect national interests of Belarus and Russia and ensure security of the Union State of Belarus and Russia is in the center of attention,” he stressed.