Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych in Astana Alexander Lukashenko wished success in the forthcoming elections of the head of state. As expressed in this respect the leaders of other countries?
Yanukovych in Astana OSCE summit during a meeting with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has wished success in the upcoming presidential election in Belarus.
"This year, we have met many times. I want to say that I am very pleased that our neighbors as the economy develops," — said the president of Ukraine, referring to Lukashenko.
In response, the President of Belarus stressed that such a stable situation in the state is the result of his many years of activity.
In this case, Yanukovych said that Ukraine and Belarus, as a friendly partner State shall, in the bilateral aspects of cooperation, also have mutual interests in third countries.
"These and other questions I would like to discuss with you, and, of course, wish you success in the election, as the Ukrainians for you to worry as much as your friends in Belarus", — said Viktor Yanukovych.
Previously president of another neighboring country of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite stated that the main guarantor of stability in Belarus — its people, and that it will cooperate with a president chosen by the people of Belarus.
Earlier, news agency Reuters, relying on diplomatic channels, spread the message, which quoted the following words Grybauskaite: "Lukashenko — the guarantor of economic and political stability of Belarus and its independence."
Last week, visited Minsk, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who was in Minsk, did not meet with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev a few days ago, said on Twitter Belarusians, who asked the attitude of the Russian leader to the president of Belarus and the Belarusian elections.
"We, Belarusians, this is a very interesting question," — wrote a user dashystik. According to Interfax, the answer is in the microblogging Medvedev in the "Twitter" appeared on Thursday night.
"It elections'm most respectfully," — wrote the president of the Russian Federation. The Attitude to Lukashenko Medvedev refused to talk, citing his earlier remarks: "As to your president, I've already said everything." The head of Russia put the link to his video blog entry from October 3 on relations with Belarus.
D. Medvedev said at a blog that "President Lukashenko in his statements went far beyond not only diplomatic protocol but also basic human decency" and that "this behavior is dishonest, the partners do not behave, and, of course, we we will take this into account when building relations with the president of Belarus. "
In early November, visited Minsk foreign ministers of Germany and Poland Guido Westerwelle and Radoslaw Sikorski. In a joint statement, they called on the Belarusian authorities to hold free, democratic and transparent elections. If the elections will be free and open, said Radoslaw Sikorski, the country will be able to rely on European aid amounting to three billion euros.
The European Commission called the conditions of convergence between the EU and Belarus.
"Our cooperation with Belarus will depend mainly on the reform in five key areas for democratization: the lack of political detainees, reform of the electoral code, freedom of the press and non-governmental organizations, the abolition of the death penalty," — said the European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule, Speaking Tuesday at the Columbia University in New York.
United States of America "are hoping to see significant progress" in the field of democracy and human rights in Belarus. This is stated in a joint statement issued after the meeting, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Martynov, which was held on December 1 in Astana OSCE Summit.
Recently, U.S. Congressman Christopher Smith proposed a resolution which urged the Belarusian authorities to hold free and fair elections on December 19, and expressed support for the request of the Belarusian people have a democratic government that respects human rights and the rule of law.
The resolution was presented to the Committee on Foreign Affairs on November 16. While the exact date is unknown when Congress will consider the resolution.
The resolution calls on the Belarusian government to hold elections in accordance with its OSCE commitments, including respect for democratic freedoms, allow all participants of the election campaign, campaign freely, ensure the integrity of early voting and to ensure open and transparent counting of votes.