Lukashenko spoke about ‘new Europe’
Belarus is open for dialogue with the West, but our position is unchanged: to liaise only with those who respect the Belarusian people, only if Belarus’ national interests of Belarus are observed – as noted by Aleksandr Lukashenko during his annual Address to the Belarusian the People and the National Assembly
“It’s not us who close the doors in our relations, it’s not us who escalate the degree of political tension going wild, it’s not us who rattle weapons at the borders. We are open to any dialogue. You are our neighbours, Europeans. We are ready to liaise with you and do everything possible under the current conditions. You’re welcome. But we have always advocated the strengthening of confidence and security measures in the region. Therefore, at one time we put forward the Helsinki-2 initiative. We have always been and remain consistent partners in preventing cross-border threats and enhancing measures of mutual confidence. It’s us who did everything possible to stop hostilities in Ukraine and establish peace, which is so necessary for our brothers Ukrainians and Russians,” the Head of State said.
The President repeated that Belarus is Europe, its geographical centre. Neither the Poles, nor the Lithuanians, nor the Latvians will be able to fence themselves off with any fences with barbed wire.
“We need a new Europe: truly independent, good neighbourly, economically developed, politically strong, spiritually rich and culturally diverse, and, of course, woven into the Eurasian space across all key dimensions of co-operation. More and more Europeans understand the importance of this,” Aleksandr Lukashenko is convinced.