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Russia: Belarus FM talks global issues, unity with Lavrov in Moscow02:46

Russia: Belarus FM talks global issues, unity with Lavrov in Moscow

Russian Federation, Moscow
October 27, 2015 at 18:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei said on Tuesday that the international community’s “inaction encourages the spread” of conflict across the world, during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Tuesday.

The Belarusian went on to say that “we see unprecedented tension in international relations, the number of regional conflicts is increasing.” He referred to “the radicalisation of the Middle East" and "the problem of ISIS that is unprecedented in scale and unpredictable in consequences,” On top of this, said Makei, are the conflicts in Ukraine and in Syria, as well as the "destabilisation of Afghanistan” and the refugee crisis in Europe.

Foreign Minister Lavrov hit a more upbeat note suggesting that “united action by the international community, backed up by UN authority, can lead to significant progress in finding solutions to the most difficult problems.” He reinforced the idea that “we count on close cooperation between our [UN] delegations in New York."

Russia: Belarus FM talks global issues, unity with Lavrov in Moscow02:46
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Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei said on Tuesday that the international community’s “inaction encourages the spread” of conflict across the world, during a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Tuesday.

The Belarusian went on to say that “we see unprecedented tension in international relations, the number of regional conflicts is increasing.” He referred to “the radicalisation of the Middle East" and "the problem of ISIS that is unprecedented in scale and unpredictable in consequences,” On top of this, said Makei, are the conflicts in Ukraine and in Syria, as well as the "destabilisation of Afghanistan” and the refugee crisis in Europe.

Foreign Minister Lavrov hit a more upbeat note suggesting that “united action by the international community, backed up by UN authority, can lead to significant progress in finding solutions to the most difficult problems.” He reinforced the idea that “we count on close cooperation between our [UN] delegations in New York."

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