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DUSHANBE, October 29 (Itar-Tass) — Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Minsk sought to expand cooperation with the European Union.
Speaking at a meeting with students and professors of Tajikistan Technical University on Saturday, Lukashenko said, “Russia is our main strategic partner on the Eurasian space while the European Union is our partner in the west of Minsk.”
“We favour integration of trade and economic cooperation within the CIS where Russia is our main strategic partner. In the meantime we are ready to expand cooperation with the EU and the USA,” Lukashenko stressed.
“The EU is our main trade partner in the west of Minsk and we seek to expand our cooperation,” the Belarusian president said. In his words, “multi-vector relationship is our priority way and our strategy.”
Commenting on the situation in the world, Lukashenko noted, “Recently the geopolitical situation has aggravated. We observe a tendency when certain countries – everyone knows what they are – interfere into internal affairs of other sovereign states.” “If it necessary, they will bomb and kill,” Lukashenko said.
By completing his visit to Dushanbe the Belarusian president met with Tajik parliament speaker Shukurdzhon Zukhurov and Prime Minister Akil Akilov.
Later in the day Lukashenko left Dushanbe for Belarus.
Earlier, Belarusian Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov said Minsk wants to continue contacts with the European Union, despite bitter polemics.
“Belarus has always and will further favour contacts and dialogue with Europe because we are confident that no truth can be found and no results can be reached on a path of mutual silence and mutual disregard,” he told Itar-Tass. “Despite the fact that such contacts may not always be easy and the dialogue is bitter, they are further maintained and it is right.”