"It is impossible to continue living in the world where confrontational rhetoric dominates. When we meet at some forums, one can get the impression that people don't hear each other. We only fling accusations at each other. We don't suggest any constructive solutions,” stressed the Belarusian minister of foreign affairs.
Vladimir Makei said: “We never intend to wage a war against someone. We don't want to allow some additional foreign military bases in our country because we understand that it will be used by our foreign partners to make an adequate response, that it will only lead to higher tensions.”
"We don't ask you to cast Belarus in an ideal light. Absolutely not. We would like other nations to view us objectively, really, pointing out our drawbacks and recognizing our merits, our positive accomplishments,” Vladimir Makei told Belarus' honorary consuls.
"The main point of our policy is that we are trying to build equal relations in all the directions. We are not going to break our allied relations with Russia,” the Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs said.
Vladimir Makei said: “You can see what is going in the world and in our region. Instead of getting better or normalized the situation is getting more complicated. The situation is very complicated from the point of view of economy, military political point, political point, and humanitarian point.”
There are no official contacts between the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union. In these conditions Belarus has become an important platform that connects the Eurasian Economic Union with the European Union.
In particular, the Belarusian delegation met with Bridget Brink, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Michael Kozak, Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Gretchen Birkle, specialist at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
At the closing of the conference Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei summarized the results of the conference, emphasizing the mutual benefits from the open communication between the participants of the event and their direct familiarization with Belarus.