Belarus relies on ‘brotherly Russia’ but ready for dialogue with NATO – Lukashenka


Belarus is open to a constructive dialogue with NATO on the basis of parity and transparency. Belarus President Aliaksandr Lukashenka said Thursday addressing to top-ranking officers.

“Certainly, we would like to continue relying on the power of brotherly Russia provided our interests with regard to Belarus’ sovereignty and independence are naturally taken into account,” state-owned news agency BelTA quotes him as saying.

The head of state stressed that Belarus also considers cooperation within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation as a guarantee of the country’s security and stability on the Eurasian continent. However, as Lukashenka noted, it does not mean that Belarus will forfeit cooperation with other countries and military political organisations.

“As a sovereign state we are open to a constructive dialogue with NATO on the basis of parity and transparency. We have a lot of common matters to take care of,” he said.

www.belsat.eu/en, via BelTA

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