Lukashenko: Belarus to overcome the differences with the West

Lukashenko: Belarus to overcome the differences with the West

MINSK, 2 October. /TASS/. Open, honest, pragmatic policy of Minsk helped to resolve differences and strengthen relations with Western countries. This opinion was expressed by President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko on Monday at a ceremony of presenting credentials by ambassadors of foreign States.

“In dialogue with its partners Belarus always adheres to the principles of openness, fairness and equality. Now, when the world situation is far from tranquil, these approaches are especially valuable, — said Lukashenko. Is it coherent and pragmatic policy has helped us to realize and strengthen relations with Western countries.”

According to him, Belarus is able to “overcome their differences and are now building a new platform for cooperation based on mutual respect and balance of interests.” “Virtually all restrictions that hindered this in the past, removed,” — said the President.

Lukashenko stressed that Belarus is a peaceful, stable and secure state, in which there are no inter-confessional and inter-ethnic conflicts. According to him, today the Belarusian capital was firmly entrenched status as an effective negotiation platform, and not only on the Ukrainian issue. Lukashenko has reminded that this year Minsk hosted two important international forum — a meeting of foreign Ministers of the Central European initiative and the session of the OSCE parliamentary Assembly.