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Lukashenko opines on EAEU, Union State, EU, WTO

MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko met with senior government members and other top officials to discuss integration projects and cooperation with European organizations on 5 March, BelTA has learned.

Opening the session, Alexander Lukashenko noted that the State of the Nation Address is usually preceded by open and closed sessions, meetings and consultations to discuss important matters. “They will underlie some statements to be made on behalf of the president,” he explained.

The matters to be discussed today are of strategic importance to the state, Alexander Lukashenko added. “At present, no country, be them superpowers like the United States of America, China, India and Russia, cannot maintain sustainable development on their own, apart from each other and the entire world,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

He noted that there are many associations in the world that are designed to facilitate economic growth, maintain security and good living standards of people. “We make part of some of them and cooperate with others. But how? How can the Belarusian people benefit from them? How efficiently do we use the instruments to defend our interests,” the head of state asked.