MINSK, 4 August (BelTA) – Russia has always been and will remain our closest ally, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he delivered his annual address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly on 4 August, BelTA has learned.
“Russia has always been and will remain our closest ally, whoever is in power in Belarus or Russia. It is an invincible factor, deep within our peoples, even though hey have changed the fraternal relationship with us to ‘partnership'. They should not have," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
Belarus will build strategic partnership relations with China, the West, the United States, neighbors and also the countries of the distant arc, the Belarusian president noted. “We will continue to solve international problems exclusively by peaceful means and, if asked, we will lend a helping hand to other states,” the president stressed. “We have not created any problems for anyone and we are not going to. You want our help, we will help,” he said.