MINSK, 30 September (BelTA) – Belarus calls upon its European partners to refrain from hasty decisions which are often influenced by emotions, Belarus' Ambassador to Finland Aleksei Samosuyev said in an interview to Lannen Media, BelTA has learned.
Commenting on the situation in Belarus, the ambassador stressed that “it is important to refrain from hasty, often emotional decisions”. “We expect this from our European partners. I am not saying that everything is well in Belarus now. However, no one wants the escalation of the situation, although, unfortunately, there are signs of radicalization in the actions of some participants of unauthorized events,” he said.
According to Ambassador Aleksei Samosuyev, the Belarusian authorities have already announced plans to reform the country's political system. “In this regard, we are open to dialogue with all our external partners. For example, the OSCE and the EU know that all changes will be implemented in accordance with the Constitution, not as a result of street protests or external interference. The only reliable way forward, as it has been repeatedly said, is continuous improvement of the internal system of Belarus. We have been working on this continuously, first of all, for ourselves and not for external players,” the diplomat said.
The ambassador believes that while conducting domestic reforms Belarus could draw on the social and economic models of Finland and other Nordic countries. “I am convinced that Belarus can successfully adopt many useful practices,” he said.