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MINSK, January 21. /ITAR-TASS/. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko stated that the country had resumed dialogue with the West. The president has made a statement to this effect at a meeting with chief executives of major Belarusian media outlets in the Belarusian capital on Tuesday.
In this regard, Lukashenko noted that the country’s leadership had passed “several events, let it be non-public events” that had not been made public in the press. The president noted that he receives Western politicians, who ask for meeting him, does not refuse to meet anyone “from U.S. congressmen to ordinary politicians and even former politicians from Europe.”
In his words, a good deal of these contacts took place, certain dialogue set going. “Should we not sit at the common table and not discuss the problems (we will come to this), but certain dialogue is going on and this is already good,” the president noted. He added that Belarusian position is laid down by such mediators, including to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other influential politicians.
Meanwhile, Lukashenko noted that Belarus’ independence cannot be interpreted as deviation from cooperation with Russia. He added that Belarus will never make friends with the West against Russia and Belarusian-Russian relations will not be developed in detriment to cooperation in Western vector.