Lukashenka seeking closer ties with EU

Belarus is interested in maintaining the growing dynamics of cooperation with the European Union, president Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Monday when receiving credentials from ambassadors of EU member states.

“This year has brought positive changes in normalizing our relations with the European Union. There is no doubt we are interested in enhancing mutual relations as much as possible, in maintaining the growing dynamics of our cooperation,” state-run news agency BelTA quotes Lukashenka as saying.

According to him, establishing good neighborly relations with Poland has been and is one of the most important tasks of the Belarus government.

“Apart from the common border we have well-developed trade, economic, and regional cooperation as well as common responsibility for security in the region,”Lukashenka told Konrad Pawlik, Ambassador of Poland to Belarus.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus about the future of Belarus-EU relations (Turn ENG subs)

The Belarusian leader also thanked Slovakian Ambassador Jozef Migas for the country’s contribution to normalizing Belarus-EU relations and expresses hope that during its presidency in the Council of the European Union in H2 2016 Slovakia will facilitate further advancement of Belarus’ ties with the bloc.

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