Lukashenko: EU needs to be preserved

Belarus seeks to prevent the breakup of the European Union, the country’s President Alexander Lukashenko said at a meeting with Belgian Foreign Minister, Didier Reynders.

"Lately, I have been calling for the preservation of the European Union. I fully support a multipolar world and the EU, the most powerful pillar along with China, the US and the EU, this is an influential foundation for the planet. If it disappears, misfortune will rear its head," TASS cited him as saying.

The Belarusian leader acknowledged that he does not understand nationalist movements in EU states and stories buzzing about the possible withdrawal of some countries from the community.

"At all costs, the EU needs to be preserved," Lukashenko stressed, adding that this position conforms to his personal stance and state interests. 

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