Meeting with Director of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service Sergey Naryshkin
Intelligence services of Belarus and Russia have
established close cooperation in the protection of the national interests of the
two states, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Director
of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service Sergey Naryshkin on 17 October.
“You are the leader of a very important agency.
We are not going to conceal that we maintain close contacts. I am also grateful
to you for the cooperation of our intelligence services. Once again, there is
nothing to conceal here although these are nonpublic organizations: we protect
the interests of our states and peoples just like all special services in other
countries do,” Alexander Lukashenko said.
The President remarked that a few issues in the cooperation of the
intelligence services of the two countries require special attention. These are,
for example, the coordination of activities, harmonization of the joint efforts
to protect the national interests. “Today we have an opportunity to discuss
these issues,” the head of state remarked.
Alexander Lukashenko also stressed that Sergey Naryshkin is not only
a government official but also a good friend for him because he has made a big
contribution to the formation and development of the Union State, especially as
the chairman of the State Duma. “As people say, you are committed to this form
of existence of our brotherly states. I appreciate that,” the President