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1 Nov 2018

Belarus-Slovakia cooperation hailed as constructive, successful

Belarus-Slovakia cooperation hailed as constructive, successful

MINSK, 1 November (BelTA) – Belarus-Slovakia cooperation is constructive and successful, Belarus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said at a meeting with Slovakia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, President of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak on 1 November, BelTA has learned.

Vladimir Makei stressed that meetings with the Slovak counterpart are frequent and regular at various international venues. He also drew attention to the importance of the events celebrated in Slovakia to mark the country's independence. “Territorial integrity and sovereignty are very important for states. It is sacred for Belarus as well,” the minister noted.

He congratulated Slovakia on the successful completion of its presidency in the UN General Assembly. Slovakia was not afraid to put forward important issues on the agenda. “Your presidency was very successful,” said Vladimir Makei.

The Belarusian minister thanked Miroslav Lajcak for participating in the Munich Security Conference Core Group Meeting in Minsk. “Your participation was very valuable,” Vladimir Makei said. The Belarusian side is ready to support any initiative of Slovak colleagues related to peace and security in the region.

Speaking about the discussion at the MSC Core Group Meeting, Vladimir Makei said that it was constructive and interesting. For his part, Miroslav Lajcak noted that Minsk brought together high-ranking representatives of East and West to discuss the situation and prospects of settlement of many issues related to the maintenance of peace and security.

“For many participants it was probably the first opportunity to meet with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and hear his views. This meeting was very important,” Miroslav Lajcak noted.

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