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2 Feb 2016

Petrishenko: Belarus and Russia support each other in the UN

MOSCOW, 2 February (BelTA) – Belarus and Russia support each other in the UN and other international organizations, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko said in an interview to the Komsomolskaya Pravda radio on 2 February, BelTA informs.

According to the diplomat, Belarus and Russia enjoy close foreign political relations. “The two countries implement two-year foreign policy action plans in the Union State. Every year we hold joint boards of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs where we work out common approaches in our joint work in the United Nations Organization, OSCE, other international organizations. We take coordinated decisions, support each other during the election campaign in the UN system,” he said.

Igor Petrishenko stressed that the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and Russia also closely cooperate, setting the tone to the whole diplomatic corps of the two countries. “In the countries where there are no Belarusian embassies Russian counterparts provide all necessary assistance to our citizens. In the countries where there are no Russian embassies, we help Russian nationals. It is real and practical cooperation,” said the Ambassador.

“We support each other,” Igor Petrishenko added.

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