Belarus, Russia have similar views on state security protection, Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus and Russia have similar views on the areas of state security protection, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said during a meeting with Director of the Russian Federal Security Service, General of the Army Alexander Bortnikov in Minsk, reported Belta.
Alexander Lukashenko noted that during the recent meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, they discussed the joint work of the security services of Belarus and Russia in ensuring the Union State security. "We discussed a lot of issues," the Belarusian President highlighted.
According to the Head of State, he and Dmitry Medvedev share the opinion that it is necessary to pay special attention to the cooperation in the security, social and economic areas which are aimed at protecting the interests of every citizen. Alexander Lukashenko noted that they discussed near-term tactical and strategic cooperation of the two countries in security.
"I wish all our agencies cooperated in the same way as our security services do," the Belarusian President highlighted.
A cooperation agreement was signed by the Belarusian State Security Committee and the Russian Security Ministry on May 13, 1992. The two services signed 38 additional protocols which identify the concrete areas of cooperation.