Alexander Lukashenko: no mediators in Belarus-EU relations
Belarus and the European Union should try to remove any mediators from the development of relations, especially ill-wishing ones, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko as he met with Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the European Union, on February 19, BelTA reported.
"I would like to ask you Mr Solana that in relations between Belarus and Europe we should try to remove any mediators, especially those, whose point of view is not entirely kind to our country. I refer to mediators both in and outside the country. And there are many of them," underscored Alexander Lukashenko.
According to the President, the key goal of the present meeting is to express Belarus' readiness to do its best to establish totally close and trusting relations with the European Union first hand.
"I would like to tell you what we can do today and tomorrow and what we can't (exclusively for the sake of our country and not some individuals). If our points of view happen to differ, I will try to use facts to convince you that our policy towards the European Union is sincere," said Alexander Lukashenko. "We wouldn't like you to get the impression that we have no other way out but to follow one direction, making errors and deceiving Europeans, the leadership of the European Union and you personally. We have never had such a goal in mind".
The President of Belarus underlined that he adheres to an exclusively honest and sincere policy. "It will be a solid foundation. However bitter it can be, we will speak the truth: what we can do and what we can't. It is in your interests, too," said the head of state.