President of Belarus meets with distinguished guests of II European Games in Palace of Independence

21 June 2019

At this moment, Alexander Lukashenko is meeting with Dmitry Medvedev in the Palace of Independence. In addition to the upcoming sports battles, which will officially start tonight, they discussed issues of Belarusian-Russian cooperation.

Today the President has held a real marathon of bilateral meetings: negotiations took place with several honored guests who flew to Minsk for the opening of the II European Games. In the morning, Alexander Lukashenko met with the President of Georgia.

Salome Zourabichvili’s visit to the Belarusian capital is the first one, but the guest was forced to leave due to the heightened situation in Tbilisi.

Alexander Lukashenko expressed the hope that his Georgian colleague will soon find time in her schedule and visit Belarus when the situation in Tbilisi improves.

Belarus is still ready to support Georgia and develop a dialogue with it.

Aleksandar Vučić, on the contrary, has already been in Minsk. Alexander Lukashenko is well acquainted with the Serbian President. The leaders regularly exchange views on a variety of topics. The countries need to add more mutually beneficial projects in the economy. The distinguished guest expects that the planned visit of the President of Belarus to Belgrade will contribute to this.

Ramzan Kadyrov will also attend the opening of the II European Games this evening. The head of the Chechen Republic flew in early. This afternoon Alexander Lukashenko presented him with the Order of Friendship of Peoples. The award had been waiting for its owner for almost a year. Belarus and the Chechen Republic are friends, which has been repeatedly confirmed in practice.

The head of the Chechen Republic received the highest award in our country for foreigners for the liberation of Belarusians from Libyan captivity.

Today, Alexander Lukashenko held talks with a delegation from the UK. In the past few years London has become more active in working with the Belarusian government and business. George Hollingbery, Minister of State for Trade Policy of Great Britain, did a lot to promote joint economic projects with our country. Alexander Lukashenko personally thanked him for this. The President of Belarus has a negative attitude towards the exit of Great Britain from the European Union, however, he sees positive aspects as well: for example, the Kingdom will be able to build partnership with our country more quickly.