Minsk confirms its role as a major platform for international negotiations. This week the capital hosted a number of large-scale meetings: the EAEU, the CIS, the contact group on Ukraine, the European Economic Commission. Today, the President of Belarus met with the heads of governmental delegations of the Eurasian Economic Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Alexander Lukashenko notes that integration projects must bring real benefits to the peoples. The Commonwealth remains in demand. However, it should concentrate on addressing modern challenges and threats.