DUSHANBE, 16 September (BelTA) – The toughening competition between the West and China can undermine the system of international relations, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the session of the CSTO Collective Security Council in Dushanbe on 16 September, BelTA has learned.
“The toughening competition between the West and China is contributing to the demolition of the system of international relations. To increase its influence in Asia, the European Union has put forward the initiative “A Globally Connected Europe”, a rival to China's Belt and Road Initiative,” the head of state said.
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, along with economic measures the European Union seeks to spread in the East its ostensibly benchmark ‘democracy and European values'. “We have recently seen what these values and democracy are about on the example of Afghanistan, and not only,” the president added.