Real co-operation brings benefits to everyone
Europe begins to understand that Belarus is a donor of stability and security, believes Belarus’ Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei
“Europe begins to understand that Belarus isn’t a trouble-maker in the region; on the contrary, it’s a donor of stability and security. Together with Europeans we’re working on addressing joint challenges such as illegal migration, drug trafficking and international crime,” notes Mr. Makei.
The Minister added that Belarus also secures safe and reliable transit of energy resources. “We do a lot more in order to ensure peaceful development of the European continent.”
According to the Foreign Minister, Belarus always takes note of the statements made by its partners but always looks at concrete moves. “Such statements are a positive fact,” the diplomat is confident.
Mr. Makei paid attention that the history of Belarus’ relations with EU countries show that sanctions have never led to success. “We are interested in a prompt lifting of sanctions. This is in the interests of both Belarus and the whole Europe: the presence of normal trade-economic, political, humanitarian and other relations,” he said.
By Alexander Pimenov