Minsk, 19 December 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Belarus, Sergei Aleinik, and his counterpart the Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergei Lavrov met in Minsk for a bilateral dialogue.
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The meeting which took place on 18 December 2022 was based on evaluating matters of great importance to the growth and development of the two countries.
At the meeting, they discussed issues on their economic development and partnerships. Belarus is a strong partner in trade with many countries and likewise Russia. Both countries have constantly reached out to each other for trade terms.
They again talked about the need to strengthen their various economic sectors and security in general. Security is needed to ensure that there are not any issues related to terrorism and violent extremism among them.
Also, on the issue of stronger bilateral relations, the Foreign Minister of Russia pointed out that, Russia will continue to stand by its allies and friends in everything. Both leaders again emphasized the need to promote peaceful living among themselves.
In line with that, Sergei Aleinik added that the reason for Belarus’s relations with many of the countries is for the development of the country and any form of that is duly welcome.
The assurance of their support for any related development agenda for this partnership will be put into use. Russia has been constantly reaching out to various heads of state and leaders for cooperation since the sanctions of the West came.
They have reached out to these countries to ensure that their relations get stronger and better every day.
It is pertinent to note that, these two countries have long-standing relations. The sharing of land borders between them has promoted the supranational union state and this keeps them together.
Their strategic partnership has been based on several factors ranging from geopolitical, and close historical and cultural ties.