After assuming his duties as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Sergei Allink announced, succeeding his late predecessor, Vladimir Makei, that his country's foreign policy priorities have not changed.
During his presentation of the foreign policy priorities of Belarus, Allink said in a statement today, according to RIA Novosti: “The foreign policy priorities of Belarus remain unchanged, and the main principle is to preserve our sovereignty and independence, develop and enhance our economic potential, and improve the well-being of our citizens. These points and ensuring that foreign policy efforts are modified to achieve this.
He pointed out the need to continue working to redirect Belarusian exports, which have declined from the Western and Ukrainian markets, to alternative markets.
Yesterday, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko appointed Allink as Minister of Foreign Affairs, after he held the position of first deputy to the late Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, who died last month.
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