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13 Aug 2015

Belarus ready to assist de-escalation of Ukranian conflict

MINSK, 13 August (BelTA) – Belarus is ready to assist de-escalation of the conflict in the south-east of Ukraine, Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said as he met with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev on 12 August, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Vladimir Makei expressed concerns about the recent escalation of the conflict in the south-east of Ukraine and stressed Belarus’ readiness to assist its de-escalation.

The parties discussed a wide range of Belarusian-Ukrainian cooperation issues. The focus was made on the development of the political dialogue and measures to stop the fall of Belarus-Ukraine mutual trade.

The parties also noted that Ukraine’s rapprochement with the European Union and Belarus’ membership in the Eurasian Economic Union should not be opposed but used in the interests of the Belarusian-Ukrainian trade and economic cooperation.

According to Petro Poroshenko, the relations between the two countries have been steadily developing, including thanks to the friendship between the Presidents of Belarus and Ukraine.

Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei started his working visit to Ukraine with a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavel Klimkin on 12 August. The parties talked over the Belarusian-Ukrainian relations in trade, economic and political areas, interaction in international organizations and the negotiation process to resolve the conflict in the east of Ukraine.

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