HARARE, 31 January (BelTA) - Africa woke up a long time ago, and the world cannot develop without it, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said after the talks with his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare on 31 January, BelTA has learned.
“Africa woke up a long time ago. The world has no future without Africa. Without Africa, the world cannot develop. The future belongs to Africa,” the president said.
“This is why we are here. These are our friends. We sign agreements for the sake of our peoples. We are a peaceful nation. We are not coming here the way the colonialists once did. We are bringing technology and training specialists,” the Belarusian leader said talking about cooperation with the countries of the African continent.
"So Africa woke up a long time ago. Without it, there can be no development. Therefore, all the powers-that-be are here: the United States, China, Russia, the UK, the entire European Union and so on. The future belongs to Africa," Aleksandr Lukashenko summed up.