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23 Dec 2016

Ambassador: Belarus committed to good-neighborly relations with Ukraine

Ambassador: Belarus committed to good-neighborly relations with Ukraine

MINSK, 23 December (BelTA) – Belarus has always been committed to strengthening the good-neighborly relations with Ukraine, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Ukraine Igor Sokol said in an interview with the Ukraine Diplomatic journal, BelTA has learned.

“Belarus has always been committed to strengthening the good-neighborly relations with Ukraine. We share a centuries-long history and have very similar culture. Ukraine is one of the most important political, trading and economic partners for Belarus,” Igor Sokol said.

The diplomat stressed that the balanced position of Belarus and President Alexander Lukashenko on a number of issues on the bilateral and international agenda that are topical for Ukraine, including the peaceful settlement of the conflict in the east of the country, contributes to the constructive interstate dialogue, and the positive momentum in bilateral cooperation in all areas.

“The main result of work in Ukraine for us is that more than 80% of Ukrainians now have a positive attitude towards Belarus. The Belarusian side hopes to further develop the multifaceted cooperation with Ukraine on a wide range of issues,” the diplomat said.

According to the Ambassador, in the last 25 years Belarus and Ukraine have laid down a good foundation for cooperation, which will enable the two states to take a respected place in the architecture of the modern world. There are no unresolved problems between the countries. Belarus and Ukraine have always been able to find mutually acceptable solutions to all issues.

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