Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makey, responding to a question about a possible "drift" in Minsk in the West, said that Belarus "does not ship to drift", and Moscow remains the main strategic partner of Minsk.
"Our region is not the sea, and Belarus is not a ship that is drifting in one direction and then in another direction. We know how to choose the harbor. With Russia we have linked, bind and, I am convinced will bind ... strategic relationship, we have a common history, economic, military cooperation ", - quotes him RIA" Novosti ".
"Russia is the main strategic partner and ally for us, but that does not mean that we should not develop relations with other countries. EU - our second most important trade and economic partner, but to develop a relationship we do not at the expense and at the expense of Russia ", - he added.
Meanwhile 5 April President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that it is important to proceed with the normalization of relations and deepening cooperation with the European Union.
25 February the European Union formalized its decision not to renew the sanctions against 170 three citizens and legal persons of Belarus, expiring on February 29.