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25 Mar 2016

Belarus welcomes Slovenia’s pragmatic approach to bilateral relations

Belarus welcomes Slovenia’s pragmatic approach to bilateral relations

MINSK, 25 March (BelTA) – Belarus welcomes Slovenia’s pragmatic approach to the development of bilateral relations, Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said as he met with Vice Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia Karl Erjavec on 25 March, BelTA has learned.

The Vice Premier of Slovenia has brought a representative delegation to Belarus. According to Vladimir Makei, it shows Slovenia’s determination to have a pragmatic dialogue. “Belarus respects such an approach,” he said.

The minister stressed that the country’s foreign policy should be aimed, first of all, at maintaining security and improving welfare of its people.

Belarus and Slovenia have always enjoyed friendly relations. However, Vladimir Makei noted, the situation has been changing. There are a number of challenges and threats that can affect relations in economy and other sectors. “We have some issues to discuss. We have the problems that require joint efforts to address,” said the Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Vladimir Makei expressed hope that all the planned meetings during Karl Erjavec’s visit would be fruitful and add a new impetus to the all-round development of relations between the two countries.

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