Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus S.Aleinik pays a visit to the Vatican09 February 2021
On February 8-9, 2021 the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Holy See, Sergei Aleinik, paid a visit to the Vatican.
On February 8, S.Aleinik took part in the annual New Year's audience of Pope Francis for the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See. On the sidelines of the event, the Ambassador of Belarus held a short conversation with the Pontiff.
During the visit, S.Aleinik held meetings with the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Chair of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, Cardinal Kurt Koch, as well as with the Secretary for Relations with States (Minister of Foreign Affairs) of the State Secretariat of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher.
During the meeting, the sides discussed current issues on the bilateral agenda, cooperation within the framework of international organizations, as well as current situation in the region.
The parties reaffirmed the common interest in promoting the Belarus-Vatican cooperation in order to achieve further positive dynamics in bilateral interaction and encourage interfaith dialogue.
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