Alexander Lukashenko makes new appointments
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko appointed
the heads of Belarus’ diplomatic missions in China and Georgia.
Kirill Rudy has been appointed Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the People's
Republic of China.
has been appointed to the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
of Belarus to Georgia.
With regard to
China, it is difficult to overestimate that country. This is the future of the
entire planet. Once, when I was an MP, I talked about this in Parliament. But
they did not listen. The country has been developing rapidly, Alexander
Lukashenko said. The Belarusian President stressed that Belarus and China have
established friendly relations of a strategic nature. “Over the years and even
decades, we have managed to show China that we are a reliable partner. This is
the main thing for them,” he said.
“We need a breakthrough in our relations. We need to not just take
the relations with the People’s Republic of China to the next level, but shift
them into a new orbit. You see that they are ready for this. I see that they
walk in our direction with an open heart. I have very close, friendly relations
with China’s leadership, with the past one and especially with the incumbent
head of state,” Alexander Lukashenko said.
The Belarusian leader emphasized that the Belarusian side should be
ready to make prompt use of the opportunities opening up in the bilateral
cooperation. “You should make sure that the most daring initiatives in the
Belarus-China relations get implemented,” Alexander Lukashenko
“They will always remember about us and make decisions, if
we make targeted efforts in the right direction. Then we will arrive at a
result. If we do it as usual, we will get the usual result. But you understand
that I will not tolerate lack of effort either from the embassy, or from the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This is our future, if we have such relations with
China. You can feel and realize the burden of responsibility on your shoulders,”
the Belarusian leader said addressing Kirill Rudy.
The head of state also gave instructions regarding the preparation
of the forthcoming state visit to China, which is expected to take place in late
about Georgia, the head of state noted that this is a traditionally friendly
country. “They are our brothers. We lived in one country. We have preserved very
good relations. Our visit testifies to this,” the Belarusian leader stressed.
“Georgia pursues the policy which is,
let’s say, different from our policy. But it is the right of any country to
choose foreign and domestic policies. In this situation, we needed to find
common ground. And we did,” Alexander Lukashenko noted.
The President gave instructions to raise the trade with
Georgia up to $200 million.
Lukashenko approved the appointment of Vladimir Mironovich to the post of Consul
General in Istanbul (Republic of Turkey) and Viktor Cherekhovich to the post of
Consul General in New York (United States).