Ambassador: EU does not compete with Russia for Belarus

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The
European Union does not compete with Russia, trying to woo Belarus away from its
sphere of influence,
outgoing British Ambassador Nigel Gould-Davies
said at a farewell news conference in Minsk on September 1.


The ambassador said that it is a flawed way of thinking. The EU is a 21st century institution, not a 19th century state, Interfax quoted him as saying.

 

He added that closer ties with the EU would help Belarus strengthen its independence.