Posted: 20.02.2024 12:05:30

Belarusians stand for a just world order and indivisible security

The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has received the credentials from the ambassadors of eight foreign countries — Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Türkiye, Japan, Nepal, the Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Guinea

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan Hiroyuki Yamamoto presented his credentials                                  BELTA
 to President 
of the Republic of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko

“A new stage in your professional life starts today, and I am very glad that you decided to connect it with our country. For our part, we will do our best to make this period leave the best memories, and benefit us,” the Head of State stressed. “If you are interested in our experience of public administration, we are ready to share it.”
The President drew attention to the fact that Belarus is on the eve of very important and responsible events — the election of deputies at all levels and the formation of the Belarusian People’s Congress. A truly landmark event for Belarusians this year will be the celebration of the 80th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from fascism.
Aleksandr Lukashenko also reminded that 2024 was declared the Year of Quality in Belarus, “We proceed from the fact that improved quality of people’s lives is possible on the condition of ensuring security, a just world, a fair distribution of resources and labour results. This can be achieved if we work together, not separately. Only through peace and stability will we be able to guarantee a decent future for our children and grandchildren.”
The President emphasised that the principles of respect, equality and justice are at the heart of Belarusian foreign policy. Belarus is ready for dialogue with all countries without exception and on any issues, yet special attention is paid to interaction with those states that want it, with which our country has a lot in common and with which there are no closed topics today.
Addressing the participants of the ceremony, the Head of State said, “We always sincerely welcome friends and partners interested in strengthening relations with our country. This is not just diplomatic etiquette or a fashion statement. Hospitality is one of the main Belarusian brands, which we are very proud of and which we pass on from generation to generation. And the greatest values for Belarusians are peace and harmony, the opportunity to work and develop in peace. That is why we are firmly committed to single and indivisible security. We stand for
a new, more just 
world order, for opportunities for development and a decent future for all peoples, and not just for the so-called golden billion.”
Traditionally, the Head of State made important accents on co-operation with each of the countries represented by the diplomats.

Japan wishes to continue co-operation

In March 2022, Aleksandr Lukashenko gave an interview to the Japanese TBS TV channel, during which he discussed the bilateral relations between Belarus and Japan. At that time, the Belarusian leader drew attention to the similarity of peoples and economies, and also to similar tragedies in the history of two peoples. Today, the new Japanese ambassador to Belarus, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, who visited our country in 1987, noted the following, “His Majesty the Emperor of Japan wishes to continue bilateral relations.” During his new position, the diplomat has been engaged in the development of cultural and humanitarian ties in our country and expects that close exchanges between Belarus and Japan will continue.”


"We greatly value our strategic partnership with Azerbaijan,” Aleksandr Lukashenko noted. He expressed special gratitude to Ilham Aliyev for the constructive approach and pointed out the tremendous public support Aliyev received in the presidential elections. The Head of State proposed intensifying efforts to implement the agreements between the leaders of two countries in order to address the issues in the areas of interest.


According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, Africa has recently become one of the main focuses of the Belarusian foreign policy. As stated by the President, Belarus is currently actively working on establishing its economic foothold in this continent and expanding its diplomatic presence. “Having certain experience of effective work in this region, we are ready to use it in the Republic of Guinea,” the President remarked. “The main drivers are projects in trade and economic areas. This is, first of all, co-operation in the field of agricultural mechanisation, joint mining, infrastructure development, organisation of primary healthcare.”


Regarding the relations with Japan, Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that Belarus seeks to resume full-fledged interaction with Japan. “We are willing to move along the co-operation path as fast and as far as our Japanese partners are ready,” the President emphasised. The President reminded that Minsk and Tokyo have unique experience of co-operating in scientific and humanitarian areas. Yet, bilateral co-operation should go beyond that in order to encompass other areas. “We are ready for this. We think highly of Japan as a high-tech country, where responsible and hardworking people live, just like in Belarus. Let us look for ways for collaboration in this situation,” Aleksandr Lukashenko suggested.


Speaking about co-operation with Kyrgyzstan, the President drew attention to the fact that this country is both a friend and a reliable partner for Belarus. The bilateral trade volume has been constantly growing in recent years. “Yet, we can do much better,” Aleksandr Lukashenko is confident. “We are able to significantly activate trade and economic co-operation, and make our interaction systemic and consistent.”


The President pointed out that the time has come to leverage cooperation potential with Nepal more effectively. The Head of State proposed starting with projects on upgrading the agricultural sector, industry and energy complex. “We are ready to share our best practices, expertise and knowledge in science and technology, to train your students in those specialties that you are interested in,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.


                                          “The relations between Belarus and the Sultanate of Oman have always enjoyed a high level of mutual understanding,” stated Aleksandr Lukashenko. “Your country is one
of our most important partners in the Middle East,” the President said. “We need to resume our contacts and rekindle our cooperation. You have a wonderful country, I have visited it, and you have wonderful people. Let’s work together.” The President expressed readiness to continue a constructive political dialogue and implement joint investment, logistics and industrial projects.


“Türkiye is a long-time strategic partner of Belarus,” stated the President. “Minsk and Ankara both prioritise national interests, national security, the importance of the traditional family, preserve historical memory and have many other things in common.” Belarus expects Türkiye to put forward proposals and initiatives for implementation to benefit both countries.


Belarus attaches great importance to co-operation with Uzbekistan since this country is viewed as a strategic partner for Belarus in Central Asia, according to the President. Aleksandr Lukashenko expressed gratitude to President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev for the recent warm welcome and meaningful dialogue, which will result in prompt 
implementation of new breakthrough projects and interregional contacts. “Mr. Ambassador, I believe that you, as a person who is well familiar with our country, will make a significant contribution to implementing our highest-level agreements and will make use of all your knowledge and experience to strengthen bilateral ties,” the Head of State said.

Assistance for Africa’s development

Aleksandr Lukashenko had previously spoken about the need to develop a full-fledged long-term strategy for Belarus' co-operation with African countries, “It is necessary to get away from the practice of working in this direction in haste, from visit to visit. We should have a full-fledged long-term co-operation strategy with this promising region.”
They are really waiting for us there. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Guinea to Russia and concurrently to Belarus, Niankoye Haba, emphasised that the countries of the African continent need close relations and assistance today in order for Africa to develop. “We really hope that the co-operation of the Republic of Guinea with Belarus will help in this.” 
The diplomat is confident that close co-operation will be established at the leadership level on both sides in order to work for the benefit of the two peoples. As for the areas that Guinea is interested in developing, agriculture, education, and medicine are priorities.

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