MINSK, 1 November (BelTA) – There are other centers of power in addition to the West, we are moving towards a multipolar world order. Prime Minister of Belarus Roman Golovchenko made the statement at a session of the Heads of Government Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), BelTA has learned.
Roman Golovchenko remarked that the enhancement of Eurasian cooperation accelerates the transition towards a multipolar world order and plays a major role in the establishment of an open multilateral trade system. “As Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko noted not so long ago, the time of Asia has come and it is important not to miss it. The persistent expansion of dialogue and cooperation between Eurasian associations has never been more important in view of the heightened conflictogenity of the Western world. These international venues allow the world to feel that apart from the West, which still believes in its supremacy and domination, there are also other centers of power, which hear the voice of all parties without an exception. These centers of power respect historical, cultural, and national peculiarities of the state,” the prime minister stressed.
In his words, it is the Shanghai Cooperation Organization that has significantly enriched the practice of contemporary diplomacy and regional cooperation and has had a positive impact on the international community. “Amid world turbulence the unity of views of participants of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, their ability to make well-judged, future-oriented, and concerted decisions are of particular importance for us. The organization's role and cooperation with other countries continue growing. It is no accident that Belarus intends and will become a full member of the Shanghai family soon,” Roman Golovchenko concluded.