MINSK, 10 August (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko and Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee – CIS Executive Secretary, have discussed Belarus' forthcoming chairmanship in the CIS. Sergei Lebedev told reporters about it after the meeting with the Belarusian head of state, BelTA has learned.
“During the conversation he [Aleksandr Lukashenko] reaffirmed Belarus government's commitment to cooperation within the framework of the CIS. In 2021 Belarus will assume chairmanship in the Commonwealth of Independent States. After we discussed the election results, we exchanged views on Belarus' future chairmanship, the events Belarus will host as part of it,” Sergei Lebedev said. He emphasized that Belarus is determined to promote brotherly relations with all the CIS member states.
Sergei Lebedev noted that during the meeting, the head of state suggested consolidating Belarusian people. According to Sergei Lebedev, the Belarusian leader emphasized that the interests of Belarusian people are of paramount importance for him. “He admitted that there are people who hold a different view; they have already expressed their position and voted for alternative candidates, but he is the president of entire Belarus and naturally the public sentiment will be taken into consideration in the interests of peace, stability and progress,” the CIS chief added.