Nina Gurin. Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei believes that Belarus and the West have a real chance to build a normal Relationship.
Relations between Minsk and the West quickly deteriorated after the forced disbandment of an unauthorized opposition rally in Central Minsk during the presidential elections in 2010. However, the Belarusian authorities said on numerous occasions some recovery and a thaw in relations with the US and the EU over the past period of time, as well as among them on the background of the role of Belarus in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. In addition, in the last month of summer the head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko made the conclusion about the pardon and release from prison of the ex-presidential candidate Mikalai Statkevich, as well as five other prisoners, whom the West considered political prisoners.
"The deterioration of relations Between Belarus and the United States, European partners was not our fault. You can look back in history, and All will become clear. But let's take a look back, we must look forward. I think that today we have real chances and prospects for establishing normal Relations with the United States, the European Union and to diversify our foreign policy and foreign economic activity, " said Mackay correspondents in new York. His message leads in the first day of the week state.
the head of the Ministry said that at the site of the headquarters of the UN he has held a number of meetings with European colleagues, with authorized guidance, U.S. Department of state, to discuss the current state of relations and prospects of their normalization.
"All parties have expressed interest in this positive atmosphere that currently have any in our relations, continued to achieve success in the realization of the goals that we have set for ourselves and to normalize relations Between Belarus and the EU, the USA ", - noted the head of the Belarusian foreign Ministry.