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17 May 2023, 16:23

USA, NATO urged to reconsider their destructive policy of escalating tension

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MOSCOW, 17 May (BelTA) – The United States and NATO should reconsider their destructive policy of escalating tension and show their readiness to reckon with the fundamental interests of Belarus and Russia, reads the statement on the common foreign policy priorities of Russia and Belarus signed by Foreign Ministers Sergei Aleinik and Sergey Lavrov following the talks in Moscow on 17 May, BelTA has learned.

The document reaffirms the commitment of Belarus and Russia to building a multipolar, fair and democratic world order that would be based on equal partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation of states and their associations. “Our countries strive to promote the principle of indivisibility of security for all states and condemn any violation of it. It is unacceptable to strengthen the security of some countries and their associations at the expense of the security of other states,” the foreign ministers of Belarus and Russia said.

“In order to put an end to the ongoing security crisis, the United States and NATO should reconsider their destructive course of escalating tension, take steps towards de-escalation and show readiness to take into account the fundamental interests of Belarus and Russia. Political will is needed to develop mutually acceptable parameters of coexistence based on the principles of multipolarity, equality and indivisibility of security, which would minimize the possibility of conflicts,” the statement reads.

“We stand for the creation of a common Eurasian security space based on the sovereign equality of states, respect for the diversity and equivalence of national development models and forms of government. Such a space would ensure stable and free development of our countries, the well-being and prosperity of their peoples, and the preservation of their identity,” the foreign ministers noted in their statement.

In the context of reconsidering global economic relations, Belarus and Russia are striving to build sustainable contacts with countries based on the principles of constructive, respectful and mutually beneficial cooperation. “We are interested in developing solutions that would give an impetus to trade, mutual investments and joint projects and strengthen economic and technological sovereignty of Belarus and Russia,” the document reads.

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