A spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andrei Popov said that the Belarusian authorities are ready to cooperate with the latest U.S. administration.
Commenting on the election of Barack Obama the new president of the United States, the official dealer of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Andrei Popov told a briefing today:
"We, of course, with great respect to the choice of the South American nation. And, we hope, and we have a right to expect that the same will be respectful and business management to the results of the South American political campaigns our country . "
Andrei Popov has caused so likely prospects of relations between Belarus and the United States:
"We had read previously and reiterate it now, that we are ready to work with the least representative of what the U.S. administration who is willing to respect the interests of the Republic of Belarus and develop the Belarusian-American affairs on the basis of the interests of the parties honoring each other and pragmatism. "
Alexander Lukashenko has not yet responded to the course and outcome of the election campaign in the U.S., but only congratulated Barack Obama with a victory — in contrast to 2004, when he stated that "American standards of presidential elections are categorically unacceptable for us," and then referred to the South American electoral system "the most archaic in the world."
Belarusian Foreign Ministry in 2000 under the swing set the transparency of the American elections, because due to the current U.S. electoral system then received more votes Al Gore, but became president George Bush.
Political scientist Ales Lahvinets notes that compliments Alexander Lukashenko Barack Obama has normal diplomatic step:
"Every head of state makes such congratulations. And the fact that the press service Alexander Lukashenko announced this shows a certain gesture.
The words of the Foreign Ministry press secretary of deference to the choice of the Belarusian people seem to me common ideological formulation. Just the current Belarusian authorities do not respect the choice of the Belarusian people. And the fear of this choice, because we election results no one thinks. "
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