MOSCOW, 7 July (BelTA) - Belarus and Russia have made great progress in integration, Russia's SVR Director Sergey Naryshkin told the media following a joint meeting of Belarus' KGB and the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) of Russia in Moscow on 7 July, BelTA has learned.
"Indeed, in recent years we have made great progress in advancing the integration, strengthening the Union State, and promoting cooperation between literally all ministries and departments," Sergey Naryshkin said.
"This is the key to strengthening the security of our states and citizens of Belarus and Russia," he stressed.
Speaking about joint effort to fight back against Western sanctions, Sergey Naryshkin noted that one of the main tools is integration."If we talk about our joint work, including the joint work of the special services of Belarus and Russia, and in principle the joint work of our states, then we believe that a strong response to the aggression from Western countries and NATO is our interaction, even deeper integration within the framework of the Union State, strengthening our positions in all avenues: military-political, economic, trade, cultural," Sergey Naryshkin said.
"Civil society, business all ministries and departments without exception, including special services, contribute tp the work to strengthen integration processes," he added.