Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko will not attend the Eastern partnership summit in Brussels, despite the first in many years, a personal invitation from the EU. According to the press service of the foreign Ministry of Belarus, this is not necessary, since Minsk has no desire to enter the European Union.

The foreign Ministry thanked Brussels for inviting Lukashenko, saw in it “the progress in Belarus ‘ relations with the EU” as well as “transition after a long period of disagreement in a new condition of cooperation with the EU”.

While the Ministry stated that the Eastern partnership is a format of cooperation where partners seek recognition of European integration.

“Belarus does not set itself such a goal,” said the diplomats.

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The foreign Ministry of Belarus noted that advocate for the preservation and development of the Eastern partnership “as a tool for the development of non-political interaction”. “Belarus is interested in continuing participation in the Eastern partnership, which should be obviously useful for the citizens of Belarus and the EU”, – consider in Minsk.

The Belarusian delegation at the summit, which will take place on November 24, will be headed by foreign Minister Vladimir Makei.

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Lukashenka has ignored the summit of the Eastern partnership countries 21.11.2017

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