MOSCOW, 21 September (BelTA) - Security takes priority at a time when the international system is undergoing changes, State Secretary of the Belarusian Security Council Aleksandr Volfovich said as he met with Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev in Moscow on 21 September, BelTA has learned.
"Of course, at a time when the international security system and the world economy are being reformatted, we pay priority attention to ensuring the security of Belarus and Russia," Aleksandr Volfovich said.
He expressed confidence that today's meeting will serve to further strengthen allied relations between Belarus and Russia. "In the post-Soviet space Belarus and Russia remain the locomotives of integration. We cooperate closely in the CIS, the CSTO and the EAEU, and we always feel Russia's support. Our countries are pursuing a coordinated policy in the UN, the OSCE and other international organizations, and provide each other mutual support. We are sincerely grateful to Russia for the assistance in matters of protecting the interests of Belarus in the ICAO Council in connection with the forced landing of the Ryanair aircraft in Minsk in May last year," the state secretary of the Security Council of Belarus said.