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MINSK, October 30 (Itar-Tass) — Policies of sanctions against Belarus and Russia are absolutely counterproductive, Belarus’ Foreign Minister Vladimir Makey said on Tuesday.
“The policy of sanctions against Belarus, and moreover against Russia, is absolutely counterproductive,” he told reporters after a meeting of collegiums of Russian and Belarusian foreign ministries. “We are categorically against any sanctions in foreign policies, which are not resulting in anything,” he said. Makey stressed that even many representatives of the European Union share the view.
The minister said the more the country is involved in integration processes with the European Union, the more benefits it would bring to every state, the more opportunities open for positive changes in various spheres – from politics to changes of electoral legislation. He stressed that the two countries’ ministers had discussed cooperation in the international arena. Topics included cooperation with the European Council and with the OSCE. “Here we share views absolutely,” Makey said.