Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
President: EU, U.S. ties "principal component" in Belarus' foreign policy
+ -
09:00, April 30, 2008

 Related News
 Belarus suggests U.S. to cut diplomats in Minsk
 U.S. voices concern over its lawyer detained in Belarus
 Vietnam, Belarus agree to boost co-op
 Belarus to help Venezuela build anti-aircraft defense system
 Reports: Washington to halve diplomatic mission in Belarus
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
Belarus' relations with the European Union and the United States are "a principal component" of its foreign policy, President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday.

"The European Union is the No. 2 trading partner for us, and beside economics, there are a thousand threads of new challenges and problems that bind us together. Our relations will keep gaining in significance," Lukashenko said in an address in parliament.

Belarus is "ready for concessions and compromises, but not where fundamental principles" are to be sacrificed, he added.

As to ties with the United States, the president said: "Sanctions and ultimatums should become part of history."

Belarus' ties with the United States have been tense since Washington imposed new sanctions against it last year. In March, Minsk recalled its ambassador to the United States and expelled the U.S. envoy to Belarus over the sanctions.

Lukashenko said he believed the Russian-Belarussian ties would maintain their continuity and would still be oriented toward the further development of the Union State with Russia under Dmitry Medvedev, who will soon take office as the new Russian president.

Relations with Russia should be viewed as an element in building a multipolar world order, the president said.

Source:Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Chinese netizen discussion of"boycott on French goods"
What is Nancy Pelosi really up to?
Dalai's brag about "peace", "non-violence" is nothing but lie
FM: China strongly denounces CNN host's insulting words
Oversea readers:China must ban CNN

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90777/90853/6401546.pdf