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12 April 2022, 17:20

Lukashenko describes modern world as clash of civilizations

AMUR OBLAST, 12 April (BelTA) – The contemporary world is a fierce struggle, a clash of civilizations. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement after negotiations with President of Russia Vladimir Putin at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia's Amur Oblast on 12 April, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out that the governments of Belarus and Russia had already prepared sizeable packages of measures to overcome the sanctions-fueled pressure, support the economies, advance manufacturing cooperation and substitute imports, rework logistic chains, and transition to a new mechanism of cooperation in foreign trade.

The president noted: “As we respond to current problems, today we already have to look into tomorrow and lay down a brand new economic strategy of development of construction of the Union State of Belarus and Russia in the long term.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko continued: “They say the world will never be the same. It is true. To those, who would very much like to return to the past, as they say, into a comfortable environment, we can say right now: you have to forget about it. The modern world is a fierce struggle, a clash of civilizations. By the way, the West has never entertained illusions about it.”

He reminded that a political figure also tried to enforce his own new order in Europe in the 1930-1940s. “We know well how it ended. This is why, I think, Washington should also return to a not so distant past. Our fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers endured back then and prevailed in the end. We will win, too, just the way it happened many times over the course of our common history of thousands of years,” the Belarusian leader stated.

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