Azerbaijan defended the sovereignty of Belarus — from whom?

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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko thanks Azerbaijan for the supply of oil, he said that Belarus is ready to answer that good. It is reported by Interfax.

"You really helped us. Our independence and sovereignty, unfortunately, today run into these wretched energy and raw materials. Shoulder you framed us, we now recycle your oil of the highest quality," — said Alexander Lukashenko, meeting in Minsk on Thursday the first vice-premier of the government of Azerbaijan Yagub Eyubov.

"You just have protected us and saved our sovereignty and independence, as well as Venesuela" — said the president of Belarus.

Lukashenko said, that Belarus and Azerbaijan is cooperating "nayshchylneyshym way, at a very sensitive for us and you to the board." "Shut that in our relations there. And whatever I said about our relations with Azerbaijan, including CSTO and other structures, you — a country that held up in the difficult moments his shoulder to us, "- said Alexander Lukashenko.

"We — the people are thankful and so we just have to reply to you with good" — said Lukashenko.

"I want you to tell President Ilham Aliyev that we will be faithful to the agreements that we have achieved in including and recently in Baku ", — said the President of Belarus.

In Last year, in the midst of an acute Belarusian-Russian gas conflict Aliyev lent Belarus $ 200 million, making it possible to pay the debts of "Gazprom". Later, between Minsk and Baku were agreements on the supply of Azerbaijani oil to Belarus in exchange for Venezuelan oil (swap deal).

Mention CSTO Lukashenko explained by the fact that, together with Belarus in this organization includes Armenia, which has territorial conflict with Azerbaijan, relations between Yerevan and Baku on the brink of war. But Azerbaijan is not a member of the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

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