Belarus confirms that foreign policy is multiple-vector. National interests are seen far in the West — we are ready to build relations with the USA, and new response of political contacts with the European Union is noteworthy. Stable relations with Russia. Further East — with China. Multiple-vector means diversified, this is why foreign policy relations are widespread. A recent visit to Minsk of a Libyan leader Muammar Kaddafi testifies on such an approach. Belarus has partners in different corners of the world, including the North of Africa, where Libya is situated. There is no disagreement with this country, judging by announcements during the negotiations, on the issue of international problems, and there are many reserves in bilateral relations. Alexander Lukashenko and Muammar Kaddafi agreed to activate them actively. This topic is discussed in our article “Cooperation to expand a perspective.”
Certainly, one of the most important November events, which stands out against a background of the world recession events, is Belarusian Investment Forum in London. The Government as if seized the initiative and boldly conducted a dialogue with pragmatic business elite. Thus, we give you an additional chance to reorientate, and Belarusian Investment Forum is an attractive place for realization of interesting and mutually beneficial projects. It is an alternative to the anti-recessionary mood, isn’t it? Now people are talking only about the crisis. It dominated the mind of people from Alaska to the Motherland of Don Quixote, from the coast of the White Sea to the South of Africa. They say that the world trigged on the crisis topic. It causes so much adrenalin, that it is high time to take a depressant. This is why specialists on human resources recommended Americans (as if the crisis started in the USA) to engage in flower cultivation in front gardens near a house, in order to erase from subconsciousness at least one term and information about exchange rates, shares, mortgage etc.
Yes, the crisis is a serious matter. When governments spend hundreds of billions US Dollars (one fourth of budgetary funds) to support national economies, it is not a joke. Generally, the national influence on financial and economic processes in the most liberal states from the point of view of enterprising was noticed as expressively and even eloquently than ever.
And what about Belarus? Experts, including international experts, note reasonable and successful approaches, which were accomplished here on the national level. First of all, this is such a preventive step, as bank deposit guarantees. There are few countries, which allow a hundred per cent guarantee of monetary savings in banks. Belarus undertook this, and this inspires respect to such a step. Certainly, the crisis pushed to it, but actions seem to be prudent from the point of view of professional actions. Read an article “As safe as in a bank,” dedicated to this topic, in our magazine.
It is only possible to touch upon a surface time aspect in a small article. However, other articles uncover a plenty of versatile topics in the magazine. It only remains to recommend you to get yourself familiar with them.
Viktor Kharkov, magazine editor Беларусь. Belarus