HARARE, 31 January (BelTA) – Belarus is always ready to help out Zimbabwe in any situation. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement after negotiations with Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed: “You have to know that in the center of Europe there is a country called Belarus, which is always ready to give you a hand in any situation. We will put results of this visit on the scale of peace and progress.”
Aleksandr Lukashenko addressed Zimbabwe residents and noted that today the world's largest countries are trying to divide and redivide the planet. They are trying to subjugate countries like Belarus and Zimbabwe and benefit from doing so.
Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out that Zimbabwe has extensive mineral resources, this is why this country will never be allowed to live a calm life. It is one of the reasons behind sanctions. “Americans introduced sanctions against you not because you are not democratic. But because you've decided to take your country and mineral resources under control. You do not let various vagabonds and frauds use your mineral resources. It is the reason behind the sanctions. Like in the past centuries they are once again trying to bring you to your knees. But the president and the government of Zimbabwe do not want that. Hence the sanctions,” he said.
“You will be subjected to stronger efforts to sow discord in your society, to bring you to your knees. But you have to endure. And you will endure if you are united, if you do not allow clashes between your own people inside the country due to some geopolitical ambitions or illusory promises of the West and America,” the Belarusian leader stressed. “We have to get past this complicated period in the life of our planet no matter what. Preserve peace! If you cannot do it, you will be subjected to colonial oppression once again.”
“Be vigilant and careful. Don't trust those who shout and those who jump. You can secure your prosperity only through your labor,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said while referring to the election campaign, which is supposed to take place in Zimbabwe this summer.
Aleksandr Lukashenko's speech was accompanied by applause many times.