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17 September 2020, 17:58

Belarus foreign ministry calls MEPs' resolution aggressive, lacking constructive agenda

MINSK, 17 September (BelTA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus has called the European Parliament's resolution on Belarus aggressive and lacking constructive substance, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“We are disappointed by the failure of the European Parliament that poses itself as a serious, objective and democratic organization to find enough political will to see farther than the end of its nose, to overcome unilateralism and not to succumb to common cliches,” the statement reads.

The ministry went on saying: “We have also seen that this organization does not understand the processes going on in Belarus and is absolutely divorced from reality, for which it is often criticized by citizens of the EU. It is noteworthy that the document is aggressive in nature and does not contain even a single constructive or sensible point. There is nothing to discuss even if we wanted to. The analysis is substituted by a set of emotional sentences that are “at sixes and sevens” and call for nothing.”

The ministry underlined that the MEPs need to have at least minimal knowledge of international law and to respect the sovereignty of other states. “This is more instrumental in achieving real progress in interstate relations than the demonstration of intention to use ultimatums to push for their vision and to rule the world or at least entire Eurasia,” the ministry informed.

“It is absolutely obvious that the calls for sanctions and suspension of communication are detrimental to the interests of people from Europe and Belarus. However, it is clear that the MEPs, unlike businesses and ordinary people, will not face the consequences, therefore they easily play with these things. However, history will judge them,” the statement reads.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave an advice: “Instead of passing such documents, they should think of how to provide meaningful support to the sovereignty, independence and stability of their neighbor and thus to make a contribution to the sustainable development of the European continent.”

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