"In consideration of its complicated history and geopolitical location, our country is very interested in non-contentious cooperation with other countries, including the Western ones", he said.
According to Lukashenko, in the dialogue with partners, Belarus clings to the principles of openness, decency, and equality of rights.
Any sort of pressure on us, all the more introduction of some sanctions... I claim this frankly and openly: similar responses will follow, and they will be even more painful for the European community. This is why we should not be taking this path", Lukashenko said.
This year, the Belarusian government intends to start the production of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus. Dmytro Pinevych, the Acting Healthcare Minister said so on the air of Belarus 1 TV channel. Interfax quoted him as saying.
"In the lab conditions, the first batch will appear already this year, I'm sure. Maybe not on the facilities of Belmedpreparaty (state-run drug company, - 112 International), on a different enterprise. But this is going to happen this year", Pinevych said.
According to the official, next year, the authority plans to launch the full-fledged production within the industrial scale.