MINSK, 26 February (BelTA) - The West has got obsessed with spreading ‘democracy' in Belarus, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said in an interview to the ONT TV channel on 25 February, BelTA has learned.
“There is some obsession with promoting and implanting democracy in their understanding of the word. Yes, democracy is necessary. There are certain democratic norms that everyone should adhere to. But the noble goals should not be pursued by ungodly methods,” stressed Vladimir Makei.
According to the minister, some people do not always have a sense of what is going on in another country and cannot understand that every state has its own way of development. “Eventually we will all come to this noble goal. Some may make it faster, some - slower. We need to take into account the diversity of development of nations, the national psychological characteristics of peoples. I think that the lack of understanding of this point is the reason that today there are a number of problems in the relations of the West with not only Belarus but also with Russia,” the minister said.