News from Ukraine: Independence of Ukraine and Belarus is only way to develop bilateral relations - Belarus FM

15:03 Aug. 26, 2016

Independence of Ukraine and Belarus is only way to develop bilateral relations - Belarus FM

Foreign Affairs Minister of Belarus, Vladimir Makey

Kyiv unveils residential complex of Belarusian Embassy and residence of Belarusian Ambassador to Ukraine 

Foreign Affairs Minister of Belarus, Vladimir Makey, says that the independence of Ukraine and Belarus is the only way to build up bilateral relations.

According to UNIAN, he said this during the opening ceremony of a residential complex of the Belarusian Embassy to Ukraine and a residence of the Belarusian Ambassador to Ukraine

"Today we are taking part in a really crucial event, which will undoubtedly become a very notable date in history of the Belarusian-Ukrainian ties. The unveiling of a new residential complex of the Belarusian Embassy to Ukraine testifies to good-neighbourly and long-term bilateral relations. They (relations) can't be developed in any other way", said Makey.

"It is symbolic that today's event takes place when Ukraine marks the 25th anniversary of its independence, and in the year when we will celebrate 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between our countries", added the head of the Belarusian Foreign Affairs Ministry.

According to him, these 25 years were difficult, since 1991 the two countries made a long journey to ensure their statehood and sovereignty as well as mutual support in international affairs.

Makey said, Belarus and Ukraine always helped each other like good neighbours.

"But what is more important, perhaps, is that we all as well as our countries realized, that there can't be any other way except for development of an independent state. We fully realized," says Makey.

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Head of the Belarusian diplomacy said that not only thousand-kilometre common border but also centuries-long history and human contacts united both countries.

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