President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that after the presidential election, plans to make first foreign visit to Russia and noted that this step is “answer to many questions”.
MINSK, 16 Nov. Nina Gurin. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that his first foreign visit after the presidential election, which he won for the fifth time, will do in Russia.
The inauguration ceremony of the newly elected Belarusian President Lukashenka took place in Minsk on 6 November. Presidential elections in Belarus took place on 11 October. Lukashenko, who heads the Republic since 1994, has again won them a landslide victory, gaining 83.5 per cent of voters who took part in the vote.
“It is correct that after the presidential elections in Belarus, as usual, I visited not another Russia to me, as if someone didn’t like it. I think it will be correct, and this is the answer to many questions”, — Lukashenka said Monday in Minsk during the meeting with the Ambassador of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov. The statement of the Belarusian leader leads the state news Agency BelTA.
Lukashenka stressed that “ready for a serious conversation on the subject of Belarusian-Russian relations”.
Addressing the Russian diplomat, it is suggested to openly discuss problematic issues, if they exist, and to outline the perspective of the development of relations between the two countries. Lukashenko said that before the upcoming meeting with the President of Russia it will be possible to adjust some directions of bilateral cooperation “in order to remove some suspicion”. As noted by the President of Belarus, he does not see here any problems.
In turn, the Ambassador thanked the President of Belarus for the fact that he accepted the invitation to visit Russia with official visit. “We are grateful that this will be your first visit after the presidential elections in the Russian Federation. I think that if there are rough edges — and there are always some rough edges in the relationship, even the closest, during this meeting, they will be resolved and are well understood”, said the Russian Ambassador.