Photo: press-service of administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has congratulated his American counterpart, Donald trump and the people of the United States with the Day of American independence. It is reported BelTA with reference to the press service of the head of state.
In a congratulatory telegram to Lukashenko noted that the preservation of “friendly and mutually beneficial relations with the United States” has become one of the main priorities of Belarusian foreign policy. He also noted that the development of bilateral relations meets the interests of both countries.
The day before, the United States also congratulated Belarus on the independence Day, which is celebrated in the Republic on 3 July. A congratulatory telegram posted on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Belarus, was signed by the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo. Sending the message, he said that the United States is a steadfast supporter for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Belarus.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei explained the improvement of the relations of his country with the United States that occurred in the region new geopolitical conflicts, and in Washington realized that “Belarus — not an appendage of some other country.”
In March, the US said that Washington is not asking Minsk to make a choice between Moscow and the West — the United States understands that Belarus and Russia have very close ties in the fields of politics, economy, security, as well as the fact that the country pays significant attention to the expansion of trade relations with the countries of the European Union and other States. At the same time in the United States are satisfied with the position of Minsk on the non-recognition of Russian sovereignty over Crimea.
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