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Lukashenko invites Serbia to join major initiative on global security

President 03.12.2019 | 17:02
Aleksandr Lukashenko
Aleksandr Lukashenko

BELGRADE, 3 December (BelTA) – I think Serbia will be interested to join the global security discussion, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he made a speech to the members of the People's Assembly of Serbia in Belgrade on 3 December, BelTA has learned.

The head of state highlighted the growing tensions between the countries, the erosion of global security foundations, the increase in the number of regional conflicts. In his view, any disputes should be resolved exclusively by peaceful means, on the basis of international law.

“Belarus has suggested an initiative to renew the broad dialogue from the Atlantic to Vladivostok on confidence and security building measures and cooperation. I think Serbia will be interested to join this global security discussion. After all, Yugoslavia was one of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement. This organization has enabled the countries of the so-called third world to assert themselves on the international arena, to convey their message to the great powers,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

At the same time, the president believes that today the Non-Aligned Movement exists formally and has no sway with large states. He is convinced that if the big players cannot agree, it does not mean that small and medium-sized states should sit back and humbly wait for someone to determine their fate. “I think our voice should be heard. Together we can do much more for the benefit of our countries and peoples, for the sake of peace and stability,” the head of state noted.

On the other hand, Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that Belarus constantly calls to solve problems peacefully, on the basis of international law. However, it no longer exists, everyone acts from the position of force, the president said. “Sometimes, I begin to wonder, with the presidential wisdom of hindsight, if we are seeing a new redrawing of the world map. We all know very well what this could lead to,” the Belarusian leader noted.

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