A CEI delegation headed by Alternate Secretary General, Amb. Margot Klestil-Loffler, met the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Belarus, H.E. Vladimir Makei in Minsk on 26 February 2016.

During their meeting, the parties exchanged views on possible ways to enhance cooperation between Belarus and the CEI. Minister Makei confirmed his country`s commitment to the Organisation and to its strategic objectives. Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alena Kupchyna, offered a working lunch to the CEI delegation during which she pointed out the important role the CEI has in the European integration process of its Member States.

The CEI delegation was also received in the Belarusian State Committee on Science and Technologies. Both sides agreed that enhancing cooperation with the CEI Science & Technology Network would bring about additional benefits both for Belarus and the CEI. During the meeting with representatives of the Belarusian Ministry of Economy, the CEI Business Dimension was presented paying specific attention to strengthening the entrepreneurship, especially of the SME element, in the CEI Member States. 

photo by: MFA of Belarus