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27 September 2021, 15:39

Makei: Many European partners have no idea what is going on in and around Belarus

Vladimir Makei. An archive photo
Vladimir Makei. An archive photo

MINSK, 27 September (BelTA) – Many European politicians have no idea what is going on inside and around Belarus, while some of them do not even try to understand, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said during an online briefing for the press on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“I assumed that many of our European counterparts refusing to embark on a dialogue with the government, with a government representative, have no idea what is happening inside and around Belarus, and some do not even try to understand. This is sad,” Vladimir Makei said.

He noted that about 8-10 foreign leaders mentioned Belarus in their speeches. As expected, the most critical speeches were made by the leaders of Lithuania and Poland who made deliberately false accusations against Belarus. “We will respond to these absolutely groundless attacks in our speech. We talked about it with the secretary-general and a number of my European counterparts, we held about 5-6 meetings with them. Some meetings were open, some confidential at their request,” the minister said.

In general, Vladimir Makei emphasized: the overwhelming number of partners speak very positively of Belarus, including during collective events. Indeed, Belarus seeks to make a meaningful contribution to the development of the UN, upholds a positive agenda proposing initiatives aimed at strengthening the stability and peace on the planet.

“This is highly appreciated by all our partners. Many thanked Belarus for its principled stance, wished success in solving our domestic problems, in maintaining peace and stability in our region. All the interlocutors are absolutely confident that Belarus will cope with the challenges it is facing,” the foreign minister added.

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