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Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei of Belarus Voices Opposition Against Internationalizing South China Sea Issue

2016/04/28

On April 28, 2016, Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei of Belarus gave an interview to journalists over the South China Sea issue on the sidelines of the 5th Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

Vladimir Makei expressed that as a founding member of the UN, Belarus firmly safeguards the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, and actively participates in settlement of international issues. Belarus upholds that the South China Sea issue should be resolved through peaceful manners, and parties concerned need to reach a resolution based on consensus through consultation. Belarus firmly opposes the internationalization of the South China Sea issue, any pressure exerted by irrelevant parties on the parties directly concerned, as well as hyping up and speculation of the issue. Parties concerned should not get irrelevant external forces involved in the issue, which is helpless to resolving the issue. Belarus believes that parties concerned have the wisdom, determination and ability to find a solution acceptable to all sides through peaceful manners.

Vladimir Makei said Belarus firmly supports China's principled stance on the South China Sea issue expounded by President Xi Jinping at the opening ceremony of the 5th Meeting of the CICA Ministers of Foreign Affairs. President Xi Jinping's speech, which gears to the future, is of great significance to safeguarding the peace of Asia and even the world.

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