On April 10, Belarusian president Alyaksandr Lukashenka held a short meeting with his Moldovan counterpart Igor Dodon who was heading for Moscow but stopped over in Minsk.
According to Lukashenka, the meeting provided them with the opportunity to discuss foreign police issues.
“In general, our views coincide, but nevertheless, we are now witnessing so many events, in particular at our neighbours’place which lies between us – I mean Ukraine, a huge and beautiful country. I think you have our own vision of the situation. I have been recently criticized … You may have noticed that I speak about Ukraine too much, but on the other hand, it is ‘our’ country, it is close to us,” Alyaksandr Lukashenka said.
He also touched on the topic of the Belarusian-Russian relations.
“I want to inform you about the current situation, and you also must be having a lot on your plate. I know that tomorrow you will arrive in Russia and see its leadership. By the way, send love to good friends of ours,” the Belarusian leader asked.
In turn, igor Dodon stressed that Alyaksandr Lukashenka got considerable respect in Moldova.
“What are you doing in Belarus – in many sectors, not only in economy – may serve as a model for us. Of course, there are no unresolved issues in our bilateral relations. It is necessary to finalize all matters relating to trade. Belarus is the leader in some commodity items of our exports, so I am very glad that today we will be talking about it,” Dodon said.
Igor Dodon thanked the Belarusian side for supporting Moldova at the venue of the Eurasian Economic Union – in 2018, the country gained an observer status there.