The matter concerned Azerbaijan’s decision not to join the 11th article regarding Belarus in the declaration adopted at the Eastern Partnership summit.
According to Anatoly Glaz, Belarus and the Eastern Partnership member states are linked primarily by common history, close friendship of peoples, mutually beneficial trade and economic cooperation, constructive engagement in the CIS and other integration formats, and not the EU politicized initiative.
“We expected that the friendly states from among those in attendance at the Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels would resolutely condemn the anti-Belarusian statements and actions. The history of the young post-Soviet countries has repeatedly showed that any chair, under any flag, could be left empty, depending on the geopolitical alignments and the sentiments of the European bureaucracy,” Anatoly Glaz noted.
“We thank the brotherly Azerbaijan, who knows well the value of sovereignty and independence, for the consistent and uncompromising support of our country in the international arena. Baku has once again proved to be a responsible and independent participant in international relations, consistently adhering to its foreign policy principles in full compliance with the international law,” Anatoly Glaz said.