16 December 2017, Saturday, 2:42

Lukashenka Not Leaving for Brussels

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The dictator meets ignoring at the highest level.

The Belarusian delegation headed by Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makei will participate in the Eastern Partnership summit on November 24, Brussels.

Deputy Head of Information Department of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Andrei Shuplyak stated that when answering BelTA questions.

"In the diplomatic practice the summit usually means the culmination of mutual efforts of parties to develop cooperation. It marks the achievement of profound systemic results important for bilateral interaction between the relevant subjects of international relations," he said.

"The Belarusian side is interested in lifting of all EU restrictions against Belarus that mar our relations," Andrei Shuplyak stressed.

According to him, now the EU Eastern Partnership is more a format of cooperation where the partner countries seek recognition of the European perspective.

"Belarus does not set such a goal, but advocates for the preservation and development of the EU Eastern Partnership as an instrument for developing non-politically charged cooperation," the spokesman said.

Sources of Charter97.org inform that at the Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels none of European politicians wants to meet with Lukashenka at the highest level.

It will be recalled that on November 14 the leaders of the Belarusian National Congress Mikalai Statkevich and Uladzimir Nyaklyayew signed an appeal to the leaders of the European Union, the deputies of the European Parliament and the heads of the EU countries urging not to allow Lukashenka to Brussels.