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Belarus president urges to keep peace

President 24.05.2018 | 12:51
Alexander Lukashenko speaks
Alexander Lukashenko speaks

MINSK, 24 May (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko urges to keep peace and invites representatives of any political views to come to Belarus. The Belarusian head of state made the relevant statement in his speech during the international conference Eastern Europe: In Search of Security for All, BelTA has learned.

Alexander Lukashenko noted that everything that representatives of different sides had talked about during the conference was true. “Those are facts. Unavoidable ones. If we keep insisting on what has been said without giving any ground, we will not find solutions to any problems. It is difficult to push aside, marginalize or draw the line under what has been said and what has happened. But it needs to be done. It may be necessary to marginalize a lot and determine the areas where we may find contact points and produce results,” he said.

“With this in mind, feel free to come to Minsk at any time and bring any political convictions. You may have thought that you cannot come to Minsk because no alternative points of view are tolerated here. You will be pleasantly disappointed if you come here, particularly those, who come here for the first time. No meetings are held here if no different views or even no alternative points of view are available. Come and discuss things here. If I have to pitch in, feel free to tell me. I am always ready to contribute to peace,” stated the president.

Alexander Lukashenko stressed that keeping peace is the key goal. “We try to convince each other how good peace is, how important it is to have peace. When you go outside soon, look around. You will see nature, the sun, good air, and people, who are pleased that things are calm and peaceful. I am not talking about Belarus only. It is true for any country. Does anyone want to destroy it? Why do millions of people have to die again? That's all there is to it. Let's preserve it,” said the Belarusian leader.

In his words, many people have already forgotten what a war is. The number of people, who witnessed those events, is dwindling. “Let's believe those, who are still alive and talk about that war as a dreadful tragedy. Let's prevent another one. Peace is fragile. One wrong step may spark a dreadful war. Nobody will talk about reasons and look for guilty parties then… We will be busy killing each other. What for?” asked the head of state.

“Let's live, raise kids, give them good education. Let's create things. And that's it. We should make steps in this direction instead of trying to recall who did what and moved where. Let's move away from it and make concrete steps,” added the president.

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