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Trump's Advisor discusses with Lukashenka potential joint work

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Alyaksandr Lukashenka and John Bolton / Reuters​

On August 29th , Alyaksandr Lukashenka met with John Bolton, the U.S. President's National Security Advisor, at the Independence Palace in Minsk. Their meeting lasted more than two hours. After the meeting, Bolton said that no concrete solutions had been reached, but he called the discussion interesting and important.

According to BelTA, Lukashenka and Trump's advisor spoke on "very broad topics" --- politics, economics, security issues in the world and in our region (by the way, Bolton flew to Belarus from Ukraine, where he met with Volodymyr Zelensky). "It was very important to discuss all these issues," said John Bolton.

Trump's advisor mentioned the difficulties in the relations between Belarus and the United States, which have existed since the 1990s. They were also discussed at the meeting. For example, human rights. Another topic was the new geopolitical reality in the region and the possibility of cooperation with the United States. This probably refers to the settlement of the conflict in the east of Ukraine.

However, the issue of restoring diplomatic representation between Belarus and the United States at the ambassadorial level was not discussed.