19 June 2018, Tuesday, 7:30

Photo Fact: Belarusians Are Sitting With Writing Blocks, And Indians With Smartphones At Lukashenka’s Meeting In India

Photo: belta.by

The campaign on moving to technology innovations seems to have failed.

Lukashenka and his entourage found themselves in a funny situation at the talks with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.

"I'm really pleased to be in this beautiful country. I sincerely believe that India is a very promising country, which will determine the future of our planet in this day and age, – belta.by quotes the Belarusian ruler. – We wish the Indian and Belarusian Ministries of Foreign Affairs would become the motor engine of our development, building our relationships."

However, a real photofact, not the dictator’s weasel words, draws the attention: the Belarusians are sitting with writing blocks, and the Indians – with smartphones at the meeting of Lukashenka’s and the Foreign Minister of India.

We remind that in November last year, Lukashenka stated at a press conference for Russian journalists that from then on, Belarus "will become affluent due to gadgets, iPhones and plaPhones."