ArmInfo. Today Belarus is located on a geopolitical rift, living by its own mind, it turned out to be the only peaceful link in the center of Eurasia. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko stated this in his message to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly today.
The Belarusian leader noted that today trade conflicts are spilling over into the political and military plane, becoming a factor in the development of internal destabilization in individual countries. He drew attention to the fact that the United States entered a period of constant protest turbulence, Hong Kong activated in China, and Taiwan was actively rearming itself nearby.
"Contradictions have escalated in the South China Sea region, where huge reserves of oil and gas are concentrated. There are tensions on the Indian-Chinese border as well. To protect itself, China is forced to intensify its military construction. Situation is tense on border between India and Pakistan - countries with nuclear weapons.
We again observe flaming hotbeds of instability in North Africa and the Middle East. Passions are being whipped up in relation to Iran, Venezuela, Syria, and other countries that allow themselves an independent, freedom-loving policy. And in the post-Soviet space, for decades, we have not been able to resolve a lot of old conflicts: Transnistria, the Caucasian tangle of contradictions, the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict. Moreover, we also got Ukraine, "Alexander Lukashenko noted.
"And Russia is afraid of losing - after all, besides us, it has no truly close allies. And the West has recently begun to show more and more substantive interest in us. Everyone knows our answer: Belarus is not friends with someone against someone. We are for a multi-vector, consistent and predictable foreign policy, " the head of Belarus said.
At the same time, he stressed that world players are using the pandemic as a cover for the unceremonious realization of their interests. "The pandemic has exposed all the systemic problems. This topic has actually become a cover for the unceremonious realization of their foreign policy and trade and economic interests by the main world players," Alexander Lukashenko is convinced.
He stated that a tough confrontation has developed on all fronts between the world's largest economies - the United States, which over the past decades has actually been the sole world leader, and China, which has burst into the world elite and stands for real multipolarity. "The European Union and Russia, also claiming leading roles, have not remained aloof from these processes. In a word, they are shaking the entire planet. Moreover, Japan, Korea, Brazil, India, the Arab world and a number of other leading economies have not yet said their word. "the head of state said. According to the President of the Republic of Belarus, the whole world plunged into the chaos of trade wars, national protectionism, political and information confrontation.
"Integration structures are experiencing a systemic crisis, and some have collapsed altogether and exist only on paper," he noted. Brexit has become the most powerful indicator of this process in the EU, as well as the aggravation of contradictions between old and new Europe within the union.
Tensions are growing in the military field, which is giving rise to a new round of the arms race. Think about it: more than a third of the world's states are involved in armed conflicts, directly or indirectly. Thinking about this, you understand that our planet is gradually but surely sliding towards the abyss. It seems that it is enough to light a simple match and the planet will explode, "the President of Belarus said.
The worst thing, according to the head of state, is that the international legal and multilateral political instruments of settlement, which the countries were so proud of during the Cold War, have actually become an anachronism and are not taken into account by anyone. "The world ruling elites, unfortunately, were unable to develop new ones. Sensible politicians are talking with might and main about an acute deficit of a full-fledged dialogue in international relations. But they are not being heard," the Belarusian leader summed up.