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26 March 2021, 17:48

Belarus' MFA supports aspirations of American people for better future, admires courage, determination of American heroes including Snowden, Australia's Assange

MINSK, 26 March (BelTA) - The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Ministry supports the aspirations of the American people for a better future, reads the commentary of the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs released in response to the U.S. Embassy's statement of 25 March 2020, BelTA has learned.

“In connection with the statement of the U.S. Embassy of 25 March 2021, we express our sincere appreciation to the United States for finally showing readiness to shift the bilateral rhetoric onto a constructive track and for congratulating our country on the significant date in our history. We would welcome the extension of this practice to public holidays,” the commentary reads. “We acknowledge our mistake and take the opportunity to apologize for failing to congratulate the United States on the recent 160th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Confederate States of America, whose flag is still dear to many Americans. On the other hand, the BLM movement has tens of millions of activists across the country."

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted with regret that today the American society is deeply divided and quoted the current U.S. President Joseph Biden: “My whole soul is in bringing America together, uniting our people, and uniting our nation... I know the forces that divide us are deep and they are real… Let us start afresh. Let us listen to one another. Hear one another. See one another.”

“We support the aspirations of the American people for a better future – on this day and every day! Therefore, we believe that only a genuine inclusive dialogue will help the American nation to unite at this difficult moment in history. As a selfless gesture of goodwill, Belarus, having experience of hosting the negotiations of the TCG [Trilateral Contract Group for the peaceful settlement of the situation in eastern Ukraine] is ready to offer its services in organizing such a process,” the press service noted.

The ministry noted that although more than two centuries have passed since the United States declared its independence, the recent events in the country show that the struggle of the American people for freedom still continues. “Hundreds of thousands of Americans of all ages are publicly demanding the right to define their country's future. In attempting to have their voices heard many of them pay a heavy price as the regime resorted to lethal force and gunned down several people to maintain its grip on power and lock in results of the election,” the statement reads.

“We admire the courage and determination of American heroes, including Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Chelsea Manning, who sacrificed almost everything for the sake of true freedom and harmony in the American society. Belarus supports the American people and looks forward to the day when every common American will be able to walk by the Capitol freely,” the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is also grateful to the new U.S. Ambassador to Belarus Julie Fisher for "an invaluable help in telling the entire Belarusian people when and how to hold elections.” “Due to their primitive and poor thinking the Belarusians would never be able to solve this issue on their own. As a token of incredible appreciation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is ready to fast-track Her Excellency's application for Belarusian citizenship in order to include her in the electoral roll and give her the right to vote. This can also be done without Belarusian citizenship using some digital platform recognized by Julie Fisher,” the ministry quipped.

“We cannot ignore the USA's assistance with organizing the election. Such achievements of the American electoral system as voting by mail and the Electoral College instead of direct voting can be useful and should be explored by Belarus,” the press service noted. “We are deeply touched by the attention of the United States to Belarus' life. In response we can make a selfless contribution to the development of Alaska's agriculture and effective development of its lands. We are ready to look into the possibility of shared control over Alaska. We could also send Belarusian construction crews based in the region to share experience and help residents of the southern states deal with the aftermath of the natural disaster,” the press service pointed out.

"We sincerely wish the entire American people unity and smooth ascension up the ladder of the American dream. We hope that the positive trend in our relations will continue and we will live to see the moment when we can welcome the U.S. Sixth Fleet near the sea shores of Belarus!” the press service concluded.

From BelTA's editorial office: “It is obvious that the commentary of the Ministry of Foreign Ministry's press service should be taken with humor, as ironic trolling of the United States. The commentary uses some phrases from the statement of the U.S. Embassy in Minsk in connection with the 103rd anniversary of the declaration of the Belarusian People's Republic of 1918. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs press service has mirrored these statements to reflect upon the current realities in the United States, the existing division of the society and related issues. Belarus has always advocated the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, which a number of foreign countries do not mind doing.

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