MINSK, 16 December (BelTA) - Belarus is always open to a constructive dialogue on an equal footing without any ultimatums, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he hosted a government meeting to discuss Belarus' response to sanctions on 16 December, BelTA has learned.
“As for reciprocal measures, which have already been taken and are yet to be worked out, they are not an active position of our people. We are not a warmongering nation, and, by the way, we did not start this war. We are always open to a constructive dialogue on an equal footing without any conditions and ultimatums,” the president said.
The head of state is glad that neither the government nor the National Bank show signs of hysteria or nervousness. “This businesslike spirit must be preserved in the future. Complacency (if it is complacency) is unacceptable. Any work should bring about results on a daily basis. We need more cohesion and diligence than ever!” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.