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24 July 2020, 14:30

FM comments on election campaign in Belarus

Vladimir Makei. An archive photo
Vladimir Makei. An archive photo

MINSK, 24 July (BelTA) – Belarusian Minister of Foreign Vladimir Makei commented on some events of the election campaign during a press conference after the meeting with Latvian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edgars Rinkevics in Riga 24 July, BelTA has learned.

Vladimir Makei stressed that the election campaign is held in strict accordance with the Belarusian law. “All power structures in Belarus are working to make sure that the election campaign is held in full accordance with the law, in conformity with human rights. At the same time, the Belarusian leadership will not allow the destabilization of the country or the loss of sovereignty and independence of the state," the minister said.

As BelTA reported earlier, the Belarusian minister of foreign affairs is on a one-day working visit to Latvia on 24 July. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko was expected to visit Latvia in April. However, due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the visit was postponed.

In March, Aleksandr Lukashenko and Latvian President Egils Levits had a telephone conversation at the initiative of the Latvian side. The heads of state discussed the main aspects of bilateral cooperation, mainly trade and economic cooperation. The neighboring countries are primarily interested in cargo transportation, energy transit, industrial cooperation.

At the end of June, Aleksandr Lukashenko congratulated Egils Levits on the 65th birthday. The president said he expects to continue working together to strengthen good-neighborly relations, which should be facilitated by the planned high-level contacts. “I hope that we will be able to meet in the hospitable Riga soon to discuss ways to deepen cooperation between Belarus and Latvia,” the Belarusian head of state stressed.

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