MOSCOW, 17 May (BelTA) - The West is trying to strip Belarus of sovereignty, but these attempts will end in vain, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Aleinik told the media following the talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on 17 May, BelTA has learned.
"We are not alone. Both Belarus and Russia have a lot of friends in the world, including strong, stable ones, who, I am convinced, will become the centers of a multipolar world," the Belarusian Foreign Minister said," Sergei Aleinik said. “Most countries seek multipolarity, a just and secure world order where their rights to the independent, civilizational path of development will be respected.”
This simple and fair position is unacceptable for Western states that want to maintain their dominance and the ability to dictate their own terms that are beneficial exclusively to themselves, Sergei Aleinik noted.
"If they lose, they will lose their traditional ways of enriching themselves. This is what the present moment is about. This is, by and large, why they are putting pressure on us, trying to destroy us economically and undermine us from the inside. In other words, they are trying to strip us of sovereignty. But the trends that we are witnessing in the world today and our own integration experience say that all these efforts will end in vain. The processes of global transformation and progressive transition to a multipolar world launched by the West itself will not be reversed. The world will not be the same," the minister said.
Sergei Aleinik noted that every century has events of global significance with colossal consequences for the entire planet. "The experience shows that how we will come out of this period depends only on us. I think that we will be stronger, self-sufficient, focused on peace and creative development," he added.