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Meeting with Venezuelan Vice President Ricardo Menendez

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MIL OSI – Source: President of the Republic of Belarus – Press Release/Statement

Headline: Meeting with Venezuelan Vice President Ricardo Menendez

28 November 2017

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko
reaffirmed the commitment to the development of close relations with Venezuela
and said that he intends to visit the country as he met with Venezuelan Vice
President Ricardo Menendez.“With
regard to our bilateral relations they were friendly and fraternal in the
political and diplomatic dimensions and they remain so. We are ready to offer
everything that we have today to help Venezuela achieve success. We agreed to
develop a roadmap to deepen our bilateral development considering the situation
which is unfolding. In the nearest future, in 2018, during my visit to
Venezuela, we will be able to advance our relations. We will not only approve
the roadmap. We will start to implement it,” Alexander Lukashenko said. The President noted that there are
some unresolved issues in the bilateral relations but they should not hinder the
development of cooperation. “If we cannot solve some things today, we must put
them aside and draw up a roadmap so as to move forward,” Alexander Lukashenko
said. Otherwise, in his opinion, the parties may lose more than gain in
anticipation of the solution of current problems in bilateral relations. “Today we have the things that you
need. You also have the things we might need. I think we should use it as a
basis of our agreements and the roadmap,” the Belarusian leader said.Alexander Lukashenko has underlined that
much depends on the current visit by Ricardo Menendez to Belarus and the session
of the joint intergovernmental commission. “At least the content of the new page
in our relations depends on this,” he said.The Belarusian President asked to convey the congratulations on
the convincing victory in the important and indicative regional elections to
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro. “Everything goes so as it should. Some do
not like your victory and are trying to destroy the consolidation that has
emerged in the Venezuelan society. This is hardly surprising and you do not have
to attach the utmost importance to this. It happens always. We have gone through
this too. There will come a time and good people will understand the role and
importance of Venezuela in the international community, and, I am sure, you will
overcome these obstacles very quickly. In recent years or even months the world
is changing very fast,” Alexander Lukashenko noted. “The main thing that I highlighted in the meeting with Nicolas
Maduro is that you should stay united in Venezuela and believe in your victory.
Otherwise, our friend Hugo Chavez will never forgive us,” the Belarusian leader
said.Ricardo Menendez conveyed
warm greetings from the Venezuelan President to Alexander Lukashenko. “He is
keeping a close eye on everything, starting from this visit to all the current
agreements and meetings. After your meeting with President Maduro there was a
lot of food for thought, and we are currently working on these projects,” he
said.

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