Belarus stands for the differentiated relations of the European Union and parties to the offer " Eastern partnership ", said the first day of the week in Minsk, foreign Minister Uladzimir Makei.
"Differentiation remains a key component of the" Eastern partnership, " said Mackay in an informal Ministerial meeting of the countries participating in the capital of Belarus.
"We must work hard to build strong relations with Europe, but we have to remember that countries have an obligation to be strong and independent in order to cope with potential threats ", - noted the Minister.
He expressed the need to take into account the wishes and views of all interested parties, to avoid conflicts and disagreements." We must come to a common solution. We must use the opportunity in the future to treat each other as neighbors, " He continued.
according to him, Belarus has always advocated a " pragmatic approach to the implementation of different initiatives, providing opportunities for the realization of mutual interests ".
Mackay also said that at the conference "Eastern partnership" in Riga was clearly proved that " the European countries and our countries are obliged to maintain good relations within the Eastern partnership and to develop them further ".
"This work is associated with risks and threats facing our region today," said Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus.
The program "Eastern partnership" includes political Association and economic integration of the EU with Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The last 3 countries last year signed the Association agreement with the EU partnership.