In a joint press conference with his Belorussian counterpart, Vladimir Makei, who was on a visit to the city, Lavrov noted that examples of such pressure are widely known, therefore, both governments coordinate actions against the West´s aggressive policy.
The minister pointed out that the goal is to strengthen sovereignty and guarantee the two countries’ national security ¨with joint efforts based on current international agreements¨.
Before, both officials reviewed a wide range of topics related to bilateral cooperation and the international agenda, apart from key tasks assigned by their respective presidents during their last meeting in Sochi in May.
Lavrov pointed out that Moscow and Minsk share the same vision as to how to move forward in all areas, including those of integration and cooperation in foreign policy ¨in today´s very difficult situation¨.
On Thursday, both officials talked about key issues related to the international situation with ambassadors from Community of Independent States (Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldavia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) in this capital.