Zakharova: the strategic policy of strengthening relations with Belarus cannot be questioned
MOSCOW, January 11. /TASS/. The rate of Moscow on the extension of strategic cooperation with Minsk remains immutable. This was reported on Friday to journalists the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Earlier the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that Moscow may lose Minsk as an ally in the Western direction, if the parties fail to agree on compensation for losses in connection with the tax maneuver in the oil sector.
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“Belarus is a reliable ally, partner. The policy of expanding strategic cooperation with Minsk is not subject to doubt”, — said Zakharov, responding to a question about recent statements of the Belarusian leader.
“This is enshrined, in particular, the concept of foreign policy of our country. We believe that in the framework of the Union state much more can be done to improve the effectiveness of this integration format. With this purpose established the Russian-Belarusian working group”, — said official representative of Russian foreign Ministry.