Today in Moscow, Belarusian Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov met with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
The official website of the Russian Foreign Ministry noted that "in the course of negotiations is scheduled to discuss the whole range of Russian-Belarusian cooperation in the United Nations on the eve of the 66th session of the General Assembly." Moreover, "Considerable attention will be given to issues of cooperation between the two countries in the OSCE and other international organizations."
On the official website of the Belarusian Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov trip called "working visit." It is noted here that the ministers will discuss "a broad range of issues of the Belarusian-Russian cooperation, the implementation of agreed programs of action in the foreign policies of the Parties to the Treaty on the Union State for 2010 —2011s ".
Political analysts in Moscow and Minsk have pointed out that the visit of Sergei Martynov comes amid strained relations between the two countries. A few days ago, Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin warned that in case of further pressure on Russian journalists in Belarus, Moscow may stop lending to Minsk.
Earlier, Sergei Lavrov called on the Belarusian authorities to respect human rights. At the same time He also said that Russia opposes any sanctions against Belarus.
On this basis, political analysts predict complex nature of the talks.