Program of Concerted Actions
The Board of Foreign Ministeries of Russia and Belarus approved the Program of concerted actions for 2006–2007
In turn, Belarus’ Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov said the meeting was quite efficient, as all the documents that were signed by the two ministries comprehensively covered all issues that required discussion. “Not a single issue was left out,” Martynov noted.
The two ministries stated that given the diversity of progressive development and acknowledgement of the right of peoples to determine ways of social and economic development independently and in accordance with the UN Charter Russia and Belarus would jointly counteract the attempts to interfere in domestic affairs of the two countries by third countries and international organizations, including interference on the ground of human rights protection. Besides, to pursue the joint statement of the two presidents on mutual understanding in WTO accession efforts made in January the Belarusian and Russia delegations will coordinate their approaches to the accession to the WTO.
When asked whether the Union State of Belarus and Russia was strong enough to respond to challenges of globalization, Lavrov said the Union State was capable of responding to any challenges, adding that the Supreme State Council and the Council of Ministers of the Union State were there to deal with challenges.
And last, but not least, on the day the joint boarding meeting was held Sergei Lavrov granted credentials to Russia’s new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Belarus Alexander Surikov.
by Ivan Alexandrov