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28 January 2019, 10:06

Lukashenko calls for peaceful settlement in Venezuela

Nicolas Maduro and Alexander Lukashenko. An archive photo
Nicolas Maduro and Alexander Lukashenko. An archive photo

MINSK, 28 January (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro have had a telephone conversation, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

Alexander Lukashenko noted that Belarus is closely following the situation in the friendly state of Venezuela and is concerned about another spiral of tensions fuelled by destructive forces both inside and outside the country.

The Belarusian president emphasized that Belarus is fully committed to and consistently calls for peaceful settlement of the domestic situation in Venezuela exclusively within the framework of the law and the constitution. “We absolutely reject any external interference with the domestic affairs of a sovereign state, including efforts aimed at destabilization of the situation in the country,” the Belarusian leader said.

He assured that Venezuela can always count on Belarus for support.

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