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Minsk, Washington Sign Military Cooperation Plan for 2017

© AFP 2021 / Sergei Gapon Belarus soldiers of airborne forces perform as they celebrate the Paratroopers' Day in Minsk on August 1, 2015.
Belarus soldiers of airborne forces perform as they celebrate the Paratroopers' Day in Minsk on August 1, 2015. - Sputnik International
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The sides inked an agreement envisaging cooperation for the year of 2017.

MINSK (Sputnik) — Belarus and the United States have signed a military cooperation plan for the next year during a meeting of representatives of the Belarusian Defense Ministry and the US Department of Defense in Washington on October 20, the Defense Ministry said on Friday.

“The main result of the meeting was signing of a joint declaration on cooperation between the Defense Ministry of Belarus and the United States Department of Defense, as well as of the bilateral military cooperation plan for the year of 2017,” the ministry statement said.

This picture taken on March 21, 2015 shows US troops from the 5th Battalion of the 7th Air Defense Regiment emplace a launching station of the Patriot air and missile defence system at a test range in Sochaczew, Poland - Sputnik International
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It also noted that during the meeting the sides discussed perspective directions of the US-Belarusian cooperation in the military sphere.

According to priorities of the foreign policy of Belarus, published by the Foreign Ministry on its website, the country stands for developing a "constructive and equal dialogue" with the United States.

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