On the agenda was the development of Belarusian-American relations and bilateral interaction in areas of mutual interest, alongside the normalisation of political relations and the expansion of co-operation in the fields of international security and counteracting human trafficking. The political election campaigns of the two countries were also a talking point.
“We’re trying to achieve a great deal in a limited period of time,” Mr. Russell stressed, speaking of his short visit to Minsk, at a press meeting at the American Embassy. The guest from Washington met representatives of political parties and civil societies in Minsk.
Diverse issues under discussion
Belarus’ Foreign Minister, Sergei Martynov, negotiates with the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Daniel Russell, in Minsk