Ukraine lodges protest against Syria’s recognition of CrimeaWorld October 24, 13:49
Diplomat: Russia is ready for 'asymmetric response' to tougher US sanctionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 13:25
Putin supports plans of OSCE armed mission in Ukraine — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 13:22
Kremlin in doubt if separation of Syria opposition from terrorists "is possible at all"Russian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 13:18
Press review: Moscow sharing Syria intel with Turkey and Russia's defense spendingPress Review October 24, 13:00
Diplomat: Too early to say who attacked Russian Foreign Ministry’s old websiteRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 12:31
Moscow says no prerequisites for Lausanne format meeting before US electionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 12:02
Russian-made software supplies to state agencies to double in 2016 — ministerBusiness & Economy October 24, 11:24
Testing on system to shield Russian Defense Ministry from cyberattacks completedMilitary & Defense October 24, 11:18
MOSCOW, October 26 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will make a working visit to Minsk on October 30, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Friday.
“Sergei Lavrov will pay a working visit to Minsk to take part in a joint meeting of the boards of the Russian and Belarusian foreign ministries,” he said.
“Russia and Belarus maintain regular foreign political dialog,” the diplomat said, reaffirming that the two sides had already exchanged visits this year. Lavrov visited Minsk on August 14-15, while his Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei visited Moscow on September 19.
“The joint meeting of the Russian and Belarusian foreign ministries’ boards is an annual event,” Lukashevich said, adding, “The use of such a format of work allows us to consider in detail the world’s most pressing events and work out coordinated approaches to the international agenda.”
According to the ministry’s spokesman, at the forthcoming meeting the members of the boards are going to discuss interaction within the OSCE format in connection with the will-be OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers meeting due in Dublin on December 6-7.
“Besides, the program of the board meeting also envisages cooperation in the UN format on the human rights matters, as well as discussion of issues linked with the falsification of historical events and other problems of mutual interest,” Lukashevich said.