Belarus will always be a reliable partner for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti on 4 March. The head of state emphasized that Belarus will always honor its commitments to the bank.
The head of state emphasized that a certain procedure should be followed: at first, a company to be purchased should agree on this deal, after that the deal should get a go-ahead from local authorities. After that the government will submit its proposals to the president.
"It is in trouble. We need to resolve this problem. I tell every Russian leader: don't flatter yourself that you are big and will win. If Americans deploy intermediate-range and shorter-range missiles in Ukraine, you will be in trouble,” Alexander Lukashenko is convinced.
Alexander Lukashenko said: “If it doesn't cost much and the work can be done faster, I will help later on, we are going to build it anyway. Preferably faster.” Alexander Lukashenko instructed Minsk Mayor Anatoly Sivak to personally evaluate the amount of construction work required.
Over 200 people took part in the Big Conversation with the President. The number included not only reporters but also representatives of various spheres – political analysts, economists, real economy sector specialists, representatives of public associations and religious confessions.
Alexander Lukashenko said: “It is time when we should convene Helsinki 2 somewhere and talk seriously at least at the level of OSCE heads of state. We cannot dash ahead. We have to do it step by step.”
Вuring a working visit to Russia on 14 February Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko took part in an informal meeting with the presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The presidents met over tea in the Rus health resort in Sochi.