Belarus' President in United Nations: Ghost of another major conflict looming in the world


Belarus' President in United Nations: Ghost of another major conflict looming in the world

The working visit of the President of Belarus to the United States has ended. Behind are a few days of hard work. Alexander Lukashenko spoke from the rostrum of the UN General Assembly outlining the national position on sustainable development and the country's approach to solving the most pressing international issues. And according to some media, the speech of the Belarusian head of state has become one of the most notable. Alexander Lukashenko also met with the head of the United Nations and spoke with leaders of several countries.

That night the Belarusian leader addressed the UN with another speech. Alexander Lukashenko's speech was preceded by speeches of Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. The leaders talked about the global geopolitics. The Belarusian President notes that the world today has not become more stable and predictable, and the international security system is going through a serious crisis.

Alexander Lukashenko:
The loss of mutual trust between the global players, the lack of willingness to compromise, a return to elements of bloc confrontation have in fact put the world to the brink of a new war.
Some do not stop attempts to impose a particular model on other states. What does it lead to?
As a result of outside interference and the export of "color" revolutions and artificial regime changes it was stable countries that eventually plunged into chaos and anarchy. It's all explained by striving for democracy.
But instead of the promised democracy and prosperity the peoples in these countries are going through terrible suffering and forced to flee. Crowds of migrants are storming Europe today. And it has also become an acute international problem.
Today, we are increasingly dependent on each other. The actions of one country directly affect the interests of others. There are no invulnerable countries anymore.
We must honestly admit that now there is no effective system of checks and balances. Powers aspiring to global leadership unfortunately cannot avoid the temptation to use force and economic blackmail to secure their own interests. The world came perilously close to the actual abandonment of the UN Charter principles of international law.
So I am deeply convinced that the Organization urgently needs a new wide-ranging discussion about the principles of the future co-existence of nations and peoples. That's what I've already said, but I want to stress once again that the Organization should not become a place for recrimination and confrontation states. There is no alternative to dialogue. We cannot get away from collective solutions.

Global economic threats is yet another danger to the stability of the world. Currency wars, sanctions and unfair competition aggravate the global crisis, said the Belarusian leader. There is only one way out of this deadlock all-round cooperation of economies.

Alexander Lukashenko:
Only together we can bring a new formula for universal mutually beneficial cooperation. The Belarusian side offers the idea of ​​integration of integrations as the most current trend of the modern world. This idea can become the basis of this formula. Look how many new integration associations have emerged in recent years.
And today we are talking about the prospects of cooperation of the European and Eurasian Economic Union, a large-scale project of the Silk Road, the creation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Free Trade Area, and dozens of others.
If we can avoid unnecessary and dangerous confrontation of integration models and achieve compatibility and complementarity, then, in an ideal world, we would be able to create an integration framework that would cover the entire planet and firmly link the various regions and entire continents. In this paradigm different nations and states could coexist, united by a common purpose of progress and prosperity.
The value of the integration process is in its democracy. It levels the playing field of all the participants, enables small and medium-sized countries to develop their potential and thus become an important link in this process.
The main condition of integration is mutual benefit. But the intention to merely get immediate unilateral advantages is the root of all this evil.
We must take responsibility for the future, think about what we leave behind.

Alexander Lukashenko also mentioned the global social crisis. The traditional foundations of human society in many countries are undergoing a severe test for durability.

Alexander Lukashenko:
Over the past two decades, we have purposefully been building a sovereign state with a socially oriented economy. We have been paying close attention to strengthening the family and the self-realization of young people.
I'll be honest: we are very concerned about ongoing processes in some countries and the destruction of the traditional family.
Especially we do not like it when we are asked to accept certain deviations from the norms of morality and the various social innovations as a natural thing. I do not want to go into this problem. I'm afraid to get caught, and be subjected to excessive criticism, but I just want to ask you one question: who will give birth to children? We did everything we can to instill in our grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their descendants those moral values and good traditions of spirituality and culture that our people deems natural.
With full confidence I can assure everyone that anarchy, lawlessness and violence will have no place in the Belarusian land - under any slogans, including democracy.
We are strong enough and confident enough to prevent them from coming to us from the outside!
The stable Belarus will continue to be a donor of regional and international security. We intend to build equal and mutually beneficial and respectful relations with all the countries throughout the world. For us good-neighborliness and mutual assistance are of special value. Therefore, we strive today to a peaceful settlement of the crisis in our brotherly Ukraine and other hot spots.

Alexander Lukashenko talked a lot about a strong state and strengthening the system of international law. This is a major priority of Belarus' foreign policy. Only an alliance of strong and effective states can adequately confront the modern threats and challenges, the Belarusian leader stressed. And here, of course, an important is the role is given to the United Nations: The organization must keep pace with the times.

Alexander Lukashenko: 
The last thing I want is my words from this rostrum on the second day once again become prophetic, but today one has a strong feeling that another major conflict, if not the war, is looming. We cannot allow this sinister ghost to become a reality!
We have gathered today here. Yesterday we discussed a very important problem and outlined the program of the United Nations. I have already said: for many, for the millions of inhabitants of our planet "sustainable development" sounds blasphemous, because they are dying every day, children and the elderly are dying. And today we need to just make one decision: to end the wars and conflicts, even those that are currently raging on our planet.
At the end of my speech, I want to quote the great man Nelson Mandela. This unbroken fighter for justice in the world, referring to his contemporaries said: "Sometimes it falls on the fate of a generation to be great. You can become that generation." I hope that he was talking about our generation. I believe that we will find the strength and wisdom to do anything to change the world for the better. There is no other way.

After leaders' speeches there was held a reception in honor of heads of delegations on behalf of the United States President Barack Obama, in which Alexander Lukashenko also took part. It should be noted that the 70th session of the UN General Assembly brought together a record number of leaders in the history of the Organization - more than 140 heads of state.