17 August 2017
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Lukashenko wants new chapter in relations with West

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko says he sees no obstacles to opening a new chapter in relations between Minsk and the West, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.

"We are ready for this and we expect our Western partners will demonstrate the same willingness," Lukashenko said after taking the oath on the occasion of his inauguration ceremony.

He added that Belarus was open to equal cooperation and friendship with the West, the United States and the European Union.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the European Union suspended until February 29, 2016, its sanctions against the Belarusian president.

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