MINSK, 17 September (BelTA) – The decision to restore diplomatic contacts between Belarus and the USA to the level of ambassadors is a historic moment in Belarus-USA relations, BelTA learned from United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale after the diplomat met with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 17 September.
David Hale said: “Today is a historic moment in American-Belarusian relations. I am glad to participate in the declaration of our readiness to exchange ambassadors as the next step in normalizing our relations.”
According to David Hale, he and Aleksandr Lukashenko had a good and profound talk not only about bilateral relations but about the entire spectrum of matters on the common international agenda. David Hale also stressed he was pleased to be in Minsk in order to indicate mutual effort to advance bilateral relations in a new direction.
“The USA remains committed to supporting the sovereignty and independence of Belarus where next generations will have a successful future,” the diplomat said.