MINSK, 20 November (BelTA) - Belarus supports Serbia in issues of fundamental importance for the country, newly-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Serbia with concurrent accreditation to Northern Macedonia Sergei Malinovsky told the media on 20 November, BelTA has learned.
“Serbia is a historically close partner for Belarus. Our interaction is traditionally based on the spiritual and cultural closeness of the peoples. But, as the head of state noted, not everything in our relations is developing as we would like them to be. Therefore, one of my main tasks is an intensive dialogue on the political landscape, clarification of positions. Of course, Belarus has always supported and continues to support Serbia in issues of fundamental importance for the country. Belarus would also expect and count on a similar approach from Serbia,” Sergei Malinovsky said.
According to him, the situation in the European region and the sanctions policy of the West cannot but affect the Belarusian-Serbian relations. “In this perspective, we will need to carefully sort out and understand the main problems, and look for ways to intensify and expand our relations both in politics, trade and economy,” the diplomat said.
On 20 November Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko made new personnel decisions and appointed ambassadors to China, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Serbia and Indonesia.