Security issues and protection of the two states’ interests were the main topics during the meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with the Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin. The special services of the two countries work closely together and actively exchange information. Together they respond to many challenges and threats. The international situation is constantly getting more complicated, which affects both Belarus and Russia. During the meeting at the Palace of Independence, the parties noted the importance of consolidating the efforts of Belarus and Russia aimed at coping with global challenges and threats to the security of the Union State.