Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus always keeps to openness and justice in dialogue with partners


Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus always keeps to openness and justice in dialogue with partners

It is necessary to build and strengthen bridges  between countries in the West and the East. This was sated by President Lukashenko on October 2, when receiving credentials of foreign ambassadors.

Representatives of different countries gathered in the Palace of Independence. From the European continent (Spain, Sweden), Africa (Djibouti, Mali). Among the other states are Uruguay, Chili, and Laos.

Some 11 diplomatic cars, 11 ambassadors, and 11 credentials and dozens of new possibilities for Belarus in building connections with foreign states.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:
In the dialogue with its partners Belarus always keeps to openness, honesty, equality and justice. Today, when the situation in the world is far from being peaceful, these approaches are especially valuable. It is consistent and pragmatic politics that helped Belarus to normalize and strengthen relations with the West. We managed to overcome the disputes and are now building a new platform of cooperation based on mutual respect and balance of interests.

Minsk hosted two important international forums in the current year: the meeting of the Central European Initiative Ministers and the OSCE Parliamentary session. At this session and further from the UN General Assembly tribune Belarus initiated a wide discussion on the Helsinki process under the aegis of the UN, which is aimed at untying knots between the counties in the Euro Atlantic and Eurasian regions.

We are interested in the “Helsinki-2” project to be fulfilled. I am convinced that you will be able to contribute into create a groups of countries-associates in order to promote and implement the actual initiative.

The simple ceremony, when a foreign ambassador presents credentials to the President and then a protocol photograph is taken, it gives a key to difficult interstate relations. The sides confirm readiness to develop connections.

Yevgeny Gorin, CTV:
Any bridge-political, economic, humanitarian-helps to build relations in all the directions. The primary task is to create it.

International relations get more difficult. Economy globalizes, and the peculiarities of peoples do not leave the agenda just like that.

Viktor Sorochan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova to the Republic of Belarus:
Moldova has something to learn from Belarus. You have a very interesting experience of agriculture and machine building development. Therefore, Moldova is very lucky to have such brotherly relations with Belarus. What is more, it is very comfortable to work with Minsk. Nice people, we speak one language and we understand one another. We have old traditional connections between our countries, because we used to live in one family for many years. Therefore, I’m not only hoping, but I am sure that these relations will be even better.

European partners mean mutually beneficial product supplies, technologies and investment. There is potential with Spain in industrial cooperation, energy, transport, agriculture. President Lukashenko is suggesting increasing the commodity circulation, developing political and cultural ties with Sweden.

Christina Johannesson, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Sweden to the republic of Belarus:
We see that the Swedish society has interest to ties with Belarus on all the levels-from the governmental level to the civil society. Many interesting projects and organizations of Belarus and Sweden, which cooperate, are working here. And of course we see that the potential in trade is far from being depleted.

Economic best cards of Belarus are in international trade. This is developed machine building, supply of fertilizers, food products, and exchange of technologies. All these positions are strong for building relations with Laos, Afghanistan, Djibouti and Chili.