Commissioner of Germany: Belarus is ready to strengthen cooperation with the OSCE
Nina Gurina. The Belarusian Government had assured Berlin in readiness to strengthen cooperation with the OSCE, said on Thursday in Minsk, the coordinator of the German Federal government for intersocietal cooperation with Russia, Central Asia and Eastern partnership Gernot Erler.
first Thursday in Minsk Erler met with the foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei. According to the press service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs, the sides discussed cooperation between Belarus and the European Union, regional security, as well as among them in the context of the German presidency in the OSCE in 2016.
How to say Belarusian mass-media referring to Erler, he informed those present at the meeting with the foreign Minister of Belarus opinion on the need of opening in Minsk of the technical Bureau of the OSCE for the support of common projects.
"The government is ready to strengthen cooperation with the OSCE," said the German official, speaking about the reaction of the Belarusian side.
authorized in Germany also explained the plans for the creation in Belarus of the Russian airbase. According to his statement, her appearance will not become an obstacle to the normalization of the relations between Belarus and the EU.
by design, a full-fledged air base of the Russian air force with su-27 fighters will be created in Bobruisk in Belarus in 2016.
The OSCE office was closed in Belarus by the end of 2010 on the initiative of the authorities of the Republic - they are motivated by the fact that see no need in continuing the work of the office in Minsk. However, Minsk provides a platform for negotiations of the trilateral contact group Ukraine-Russia-OSCE with the authorized Donetsk and Lugansk national republics in order to settle the situation in Eastern Ukraine. The head of the Belarusian foreign Ministry in this regard previously said it is ready to go " for development of technical office to assist the work of the trilateral contact group with the OSCE in Belarus."