23 Oct 2019 12:57

Leaders of Belarus, Cuba against unilateral sanctions

MINSK. Oct 23 (Interfax) - Belarus and Cuba believe it is unacceptable to use unilateral sanctions in politics and trade, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said.

"Belarus, like your country, believes it is unacceptable to use unilateral restrictive measures in politics and trade," Lukashenko said at a meeting with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel in Minsk on Wednesday.

The Belarusian president said such actions vastly contradict the norms of law, undermine trust and increase tensions.

The president also said Havana is Minsk's ally in the Latin America region. "Our countries see eye-to-eye on vital issues faced by today's world and they are working together constructively on various international forums," he said.

Minsk is following the systemic reforms conducted on Cuba with interest, Lukashenko said. "I am confident that the new Constitution, in which the achievements of the Cuban revolution are written, will become a solid foundation of stable and dynamic development for many years to come," the president said.