Posted: 09.12.2023 22:16:00

Lukashenko on co-operation with Equatorial Guinea: we are not colonialists, we are your friends

Belarus is not going to profit from co-operation with Equatorial Guinea, but is ready to help with the necessary technologies and training – as stated by the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, during his today’s negotiations in an expanded format with the President of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, BelTA reports


"Of course, we have not come to your country to do charity work. We do not have such an opportunity, and we do not need it. However, we are also not going to profit at the expense of your people, your country. We are not colonialists. We are your friends. By transferring technologies to you in many areas that you need, we will train your people in these technologies. We will not send our workers to you. We will send a sufficient number of specialists here – i.e. in agriculture, industry, healthcare, education – and your people will work. Our task is to teach your people this," the Belarusian leader said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that Belarusians came to Equatorial Guinea as friends and offered to do everything necessary to expand co-operation to other countries in the region. "I would really like you and me to do everything so that we can move from Equatorial Guinea to other countries of the African continent with the technologies that we will master here. We should help the countries that want their peoples to enjoy well-being and their states to develop. I think we can do it," he said.