Nina Gurina. At the may summit of "Eastern partnership" in Riga can't be confrontational statements, said Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus Elena Kupchina, about it and She said in an interview to the Hungarian newspaper " published on the Internet office of the foreign Ministry of Belarus on Tuesday.
"We believe it is important that the meeting had not taken any confrontational statements that participants did not take rival position," said Kupchina.
in her expressions, " the Ukrainian crisis must be resolved, it is necessary to expand the peace process, and not to provoke the development of this fall ".
the Deputy Minister called false idea that we have to choose between the West and the East." Both directions are important, " believes Kupchina." Speaking of Europe and looking at the map, we need to think about the common space from Lisbon to Vladivostok, and so has to be in the political, economic and cultural reality, " She continued.
"If We go not by the way, If, for example, there are politicians who want to make the main theme of the summit in Riga) anti-Russian, then it is easy to happen, because it will be the last summit of" Eastern partnership ", - said Kupchina. She stressed that Minsk wants the Riga meeting was the meeting of hope, not frustration.
the Deputy Minister also raised the issue of visa liberalization between Minsk and the EU, saying, because this is needed to facilitate the development of economic relations. She assured that Europe should not be afraid of mass labor migration from Belarus, as the social situation in the country is such that " even a young, highly-educated workforce would like to remain in your own country, or to return home at the earliest opportunity ".
Kupchina also added that the Minsk leads predictable policy regarding the " Eastern partnership ", not promising more than it can perform.
Eastern partnership - the EU-funded project aimed at rapprochement of the EU with Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Belarus. The next summit of "Eastern partnership" will be held may 21-22 in Riga.