MINSK, 2 November (BelTA) – The Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs demonstrates an original stance with regard to the approaches to the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict that Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko formulated at a session of the Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and a meeting with the CSTO secretary general, BelTA learned from Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Anatoly Glaz, who commented on the relevant statement by his Armenian counterpart Vahan Hunanyan.
Anatoly Glaz said: “You know, the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs demonstrates quite an original stance. Belarus has been reaffirming its adherence to allied obligations with deeds, not words throughout its history. Including in the current complicated period of time. It is unprofessional to doubt this obvious fact. Integrity is a trait of our foreign policy. This is why our partners and allies can be confident in us in the future. If other countries behaved in the same manner, many problems could be avoided.”
“It is quite clear that the approaches mentioned by the Belarus president are not detached from reality. On the contrary, they are based on reality, are understandable and honest with regard to allies. It is in this open manner, without political games and intrigues that matters of people's fate and lives should be discussed,” the press secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated.
Anatoly Glaz remarked that the Collective Security Treaty Organization's online summit had been hastily convened by Armenia and the country's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan was present during the summit. He gave all the necessary comments to his colleagues – heads of state. The tardy assessment by the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs serves no purpose, the official remarked.
Anatoly Glaz reminded that Belarus had been persistently in favor of a peaceful resolution of the Karabakh conflict and had exercised considerable efforts to that effect in all the available formats. “Former and current leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia are thankful to the Belarusian head of state for the genuine desire for peace and prosperity for all the peoples of South Caucasia, for his personal contribution to the normalization of Azerbaijan-Armenia relations,” the official said.
Anatoly Glaz advised Belarus' friends and partners to attentively read and reread multiple statements made by the Belarusian head of state about this complicated and yet quite resolvable problem.