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MINSK, December 19 /ITAR-TASS/. Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei highly praised the role played by the Commonwealth of Independent States in the regional stability.
“We consider the Commonwealth as an inalienable factor of international life that enhances economic and social stability in this region,” Makei said assessing Belarus’s presidency of the CIS in 2013.
Belarus is set to carry on its participation in integration processes within the CIS framework, he said.
Over 70 significant events were held during the year of Belarusian presidency and their implementation has already been yielding results, the minister said.
The CIS Executive Committee can always count on support from Belarus, Makei said with confidence.
Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee, Sergei Lebedev, also aired an encouraging assessment Belarus’s chairmanship. He said numerous events initiated by Belarus took place, especially, in the sphere of environmental protection. Moreover, 2013 became the Year of Environmental Protection on Minsk’s initiative.