Updated at 19:48,25-10-2020

FM Makei: Eastern Partnership should help ease regional tensions

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FM Makei: Eastern Partnership should help ease regional tensions
Belarus Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makei. Photo: BELTA
"Eastern Partnership should contribute to the efforts to ease regional tensions," Belarusian foreign policy chief Uladzimir Makei said at the 10th Informal Ministarial Dialogue meeting of the Eastern Partnership countries in Minsk, reports BELTA.

According to Makei, the dialogues have proved instrumental for addressing important regional issues, communicating views on topical matters and improving planning of our individual and joint activities.

Makei stressed that today's meeting in Minsk is the first one after the Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels where “a very useful and quite ambitious set of deliverables for 2020” was adopted.

In his words, Belarus welcomes the Summit Declaration that provides a common ground for reconciling individual interests of the EU and all its partners. “We will review its implementation in Luxemburg in October this year. I would describe our today's meeting as an opportunity to review our progress in addressing the most important issues of our agenda ahead of the meeting in Luxemburg. Belarus' position remains unchanged: to be a success the Eastern Partnership should be a practice-oriented and non-confrontational instrument of promoting regional cooperation with a focus on efficient synergy in the areas of mutual interest,” Makei said.

He noted that the Eastern Partnership will be useful for building bridges, eliminating dividing lines and easing regional tensions.