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19 Jun 2018

Lukashenko expects resolution of all problems at Belarusian-Russian border

MINSK, 19 June (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko expects that all the remaining problems relating to the crossing of the Belarusian-Russian border will be resolved. The Belarusian head of state made the relevant statement during the session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State of Belarus and Russia in Minsk on 19 June, BelTA has learned.

The head of state noted that protecting interests of citizens of both countries represents a special part in efforts to build and enhance the Union State of Belarus and Russia. “The relevant level of various rights and freedoms for securing these interests has already been fully enabled. At least, the Union State of Belarus and Russia has advanced farther than any other integration project. Some issues may happen, for instance, the crossing of the Belarusian-Russian border. We’ve agreed that we will resolve the problem soon,” said the Belarusian leader.

“We understand the Russian stance on border control in view of the need to take care of security of the world football championship going on in Russia. But we expect that all the outstanding issues concerning the crossing of the Belarusian-Russian border have to be addressed,” stated the Belarus president.

Alexander Lukashenko remarked that Belarus-Russia cooperation in foreign policy matters is systemic and multifaceted. Belarus and Russia rely on the same or similar views on the main problems of the modern world and support each other in international organizations. The Belarusian and Russian ministries of foreign affairs interact in a productive manner as they implement authorized programs, the Belarusian leader was convinced.

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