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Priorities of the foreign policy of the Republic of Belarus

Belarus is following common approaches to developing relations with all foreign partners and like any other state focuses its foreign policy on the most important and promising directions.

Neighbouring countries are among them and the Russian Federation is topping the list as a state, with which strategic cooperation is built on the basis of a Treaty on the Creation of a Union State between the Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation.

Belarus consistently promotes the idea of integration and holds an active and constructive position in the post-Soviet area unions: the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

An objectively important trade partner for Belarus is the European Union. The foundation of interaction with the Union and its member-states lies in trade, economic and investment cooperation.

Belarus has been consistently standing for normalization of the dialogue and development of relations with the United Stated of America. 

Relations of comprehensive strategic partnership are developed with the People’s Republic of China. A new level of cooperation has been achieved with the countries of the so called “far arc” region of the Belarusian foreign policy (Asia, Africa and Latin America).

Another important direction of the Belarus’ foreign policy is multilateral diplomacy. Belarus, being a donor of the regional security, tends to contribute to the global problem-solving process, to countering contemporary challenges and threats, traditionally actively participates in the activity of the UN and other international organizations, generates approaches and initiatives, suggesting uniting agenda for all members of the international community, promoting the dialogue and overcoming dividing lines.