3 Oct 2019 13:10

Belarusian Foreign Ministry affirms historical, political ties with Russia

MINSK. Oct 3 (Interfax) - Minsk and Moscow are actively developing bilateral relations despite sporadic differences, Belarusian First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Yevdochenko said.

"The thing is that we are destined to be connected historically, politically, and in a humanistic way," the Belarusian state-run news agency BelTA quoted Yevdochenko as saying.

The diplomat said though that Belarus and Russia were two sovereign states. "Belarus has a political and economic agenda of its own. We are pursuing it on the global stage," he said.

Misunderstandings happen in Minsk-Moscow relations from time to time, yet bilateral relations are actively developing, Yevdochenko said.