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Belarus categorically against new dividing lines in Europe, Vladimir Makei says

Belarus is categorically against new confrontation and dividing lines in Europe, said Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei, speaking at the international conference "Minsk agreement a year later: Achievements, Challenges and Lessons."

Vladimir Makei noted that the modern world, more than ever, needs a logic of creation rather than disengagement and competition. Different views on domestic and foreign policy priorities should not become a pretext for confrontation and new dividing lines. 

On the contrary, the maximum use of the features and benefits of each state can be an important contribution to the creation of a strong and prosperous Europe. 

"We see this in the early and effective implementation of the idea of "integration of integrations". In our opinion, it is in the interests of both Russia and Ukraine, and the EU," the minister said.

Vladimir Makei noted that the traditions of Belarusian statehood, based on centuries-old experience of building relationships with its neighbors in the East and in the West, have largely determined the disposition of the people for peace and harmony, the creative direction of the Belarusian foreign policy. 

Here originates Belarus' sincere desire to do everything possible to ensure stability and security in the region, in particular a speedy settlement of the situation in Ukraine, Vladimir Makei said.

Belarus categorically against new dividing lines in Europe, Vladimir Makei says