MINSK, 9 August (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko gave his take on whether the country's neutrality status should be formalized in the new Constitution, as is the case with the effective Constitution. The president shared his views on this matter at the Big Conversation with the President, a meeting with the public, experts and media community in the format of a big press conference in Minsk on 9 August, BelTA has learned.
“As far as neutrality is concerned, this matter is not even up to discussion. That was the decision of the Belarusian People's Congress. It strongly supported it. There is hardly any neutrality in fact. We are a neutral state in line with the Constitution, yet we are a member of the CSTO military and political organization and so on. Is it right? Of course, it is. This is a boost to our security,” the Belarusian leader noted.
According to him, Belarus is also a member of the Eurasian Economic Union. “What kind of neutrality can we talk about? Therefore, there are two options here: either we define our state as not neutral in the Constitution, or we do not write anything about it at all,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.