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27 October 2022, 13:30

FM: Opposing powers should find political will for negotiations

MINSK, 27 October (BelTA) - The opposing powers must find the political will and courage to sit down at the negotiating table, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told the media during his visit to Iran, BelTA has learned.

“International relations are currently at the stage of reformatting. The situation, which has been in the past, namely the domination of the collective West for five hundred years, is absolutely unacceptable. It is unacceptable because in violation of all the principles of international law the West is trying to impose its policies, its vision of the situation, its will on our sovereign countries, without regard to the traditions, customs, and the psychological make-up of our people,” said Vladimir Makei.

According to the minister, the world needs a new international order based on the principles of the UN Charter. In this regard, Vladimir Makei mentioned the idea voiced by the Belarusian head of state to organize a broad dialogue in the spirit of San Francisco. The diplomat reminded that in 1945 when the United Nations Organization was established the heads of the opposing powers found the political will and courage to sit down at the negotiating table and agree on the principles of the future world order.

“We need such political will today. Unfortunately, we do not see it on the part of our Western partners. As for us, we stand fully ready,” Vladimir Makei said.

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