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Maira Mora suggests starting with negotiable matters while addressing global issues

Politics 24.05.2018 | 10:29
Maira Mora
Maira Mora

MINSK, 24 May (BelTA) – Director General of the Permanent International Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States Maira Mora believes that a dialogue on any international issues should be started with the things on which an agreement can be reached, instead of setting unrealistic goals. She made this statement as she addressed reporters during the international forum “Eastern Europe: In Search of Security for All” on 24 May, BelTA has learned.

“We should start with negotiable things. If we know beforehand that we will not be able to reach an agreement on certain matters, the discussion should be postponed and we should take our time. We need to be consistent and act in a way that will prevent us from even bigger rows,” Maira Mora believes.

According to her, everyone wants to stabilize the region and come to terms with each other. “We should proceed from that. We should not set unrealistic goals,” the politician believes.

She also pointed to gradual rapprochement between Belarus and the EU. Maira Mora figuratively described her experience as head of the European Union delegation in Belarus: “I arrived in Belarus in the middle of the night (in respect to Belarus-EU relations – BelTA's note) and left at dawn. And now the process is gaining ground and it is encouraging. I am very glad to come here again and to see how far you have gone. This conference is another testimony to that,” she noted.

Maira Mora praised Minsk's role as a negotiating ground to resolve the conflict in Ukraine. “I was here when Minsk came forward with an initiative to be the platform for negotiations in this complicated and critical matter. And it accomplished this task brilliantly. I think it should keep it up,” she concluded.

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