Belarus President receives credentials from foreign ambassadors

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Belarus is always open to constructive international cooperation, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he received credentials from foreign ambassadors on 5 October.

Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that Belarus will always be a reliable and consistent partner for other states.

Addressing the diplomats, Aleksandr Lukashenko also expressed confidence that the foreign diplomatic missions will help strengthen and expand bilateral ties and find new cooperation formats. “You will get all possible assistance, all the support you need from the Belarusian government, ministries, and institutions,” the President emphasized.

Aleksandr Lukashenko assured the ambassadors that Belarus will continue strengthening its ties with the countries they represent on the basis of friendship and mutually beneficial cooperation.

Receiving credentials from ambassadors of a number of European countries, the President expressed hope that the positive dynamics which has emerged in the dialogue with the EU recently, will lead to the full normalization of relations. “We must advance these relations to a brand-new level which will satisfy the interests of the two sides. The situation in the region, common threats and challenges require solid contacts and the search of common solutions,” the Belarusian head of state believes.

Aleksandr Lukashenko noted, “I think we should forget any prejudices and build our relations with the European Union in an honest, fair, and objective manner.”

The President stressed that Belarus is interested in the expansion of the trade and economic cooperation with the European Union. In his opinion, joint infrastructure projects in transport, energy sector other industries, the development of the legal framework can be beneficial.

Addressing the diplomats of Germany, Austria, Latvia, Cyprus, Romania, Turkey, Vietnam, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Aleksandr Lukashenko said that Belarus is interested in the development of all-round cooperation with these countries,

The President stated that the cooperation with African countries is interesting for Belarus, both politically and economically. In his words, the region remains important as a large and rapidly expanding market. Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that Algeria is Belarus’ reliable partner on the African continent. The President suggested taking joint effort to increase the bilateral trade, expand business cooperation, and implement joint projects in various fields.