22 Feb 2019 14:13

Belarus committed to peaceful foreign policy - Lukashenko

MINSK. Feb 22 (Interfax) - Belarus will continue to pursue a peaceful foreign policy, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said.

"We see today that the North Atlantic Alliance's activity on the European continent has significantly intensified. The expansion of military blocs and the development and introduction of new technologies of military confrontation are complicating the situation near our borders. Everyone should know that the Belarus will not retreat from its peaceful foreign policy," Belarusian state media cited Lukashenko as saying at the Military Academy in Minsk on Friday.

The Belarusian president also pointed out that the country would continue protecting its interests, including as part of the joint defense doctrine with its strategic partner, Russia. However, that does not mean that Belarus would refuse interaction with other countries and military-political organizations, Lukashenko said.