This year’ s Meeting of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs, under the Belarusian CEI Presidency, was opened in Minsk on 22 June by H.E Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.  

Considering the multifold regional challenges and developments, the Meeting focused on the increased role of the CEI Member States in promoting connectivity and interoperability among various integration processes in a Wider Europe.

In particular, the Ministers discussed joining efforts in tackling complex challenges, such as the ongoing migration crisis and concomitant threats of radicalisation and social tension. They also exchanged views on the gradual cohesion of trade and transit-related policies, standards and procedures within and beyond Europe.

The Ministers concluded their meeting with the adoption of a Communiqué available HERE.

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from left: Amb. Margot Klestil-Löffler, CEI Alternate Secretary General and H.E. Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus 

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