MINSK, 14 December (BelTA) – Diplomats should make sure that Belarus' position is heard clearly and loudly, Belarus' Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said as he introduced newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Aleinik to the staff of the ministry, BelTA has learned.
“We should use all available platforms to communicate our honest position on domestic and foreign policy. And we should do it effectively: not just issue comments somewhere, but work actively and assertively. Although sometimes they don't want to hear us (or pretend that they don't), you must make sure that the position of Belarus is heard clearly and loudly. Even if not everyone agrees with us now, the voice of Belarus should be heard and our approaches should be understood, which are always open, honest and transparent. We do not play double or triple games. What we say is what we do in our foreign policy,” said Roman Golovchenko.
He emphasized that no matter how negative the attitude of some Western circles towards Belarus might be, a diplomat is obliged to develop a network of high-profile foreign contacts in any conditions. “This is the main goal, especially for those who work outside our Motherland. This applies primarily to embassies and other diplomatic missions. Whatever the relationship in the public setting are, diplomats have to conduct non-public negotiation work,” the prime minister said.