Lukashenko hopes that Babich will give impetus to the cooperation between the two countries

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President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko expressed hope that the new Russian Ambassador in Minsk Mikhail Babich will give a new impetus to the development of cooperation between the two countries, required the powers of a diplomat, in the opinion of the Belarusian leader, there is.

«I really hope that the new Russian Ambassador will do all he can to increase already achieved in this way (the development of the Belarusian-Russian cooperation — ed.), to give a new impetus to cooperation in all spheres. I am convinced that you, Mikhail Viktorovich, you have the necessary capabilities and I the President (of Russia — ed.) said, sweeping powers», — said the Belarusian President, taking on Tuesday the credentials of the Babich.

In this regard, he recalled that «the President of Russia held (last week in Sochi — ed.) in-depth talks and reached agreement on all issues on the agenda».

Lukashenko once again stressed that Russia is for Belarus is a strategic partner.

«Based on the historical community, together we are building a decent future for our fraternal peoples, protect loved ones and understand the value of developing integration processes within the Union state, the Eurasian economic Union and other associations,» he said.

According to Belarusian leader, Belarus and Russia «a lot of obvious achievements in the sphere of equal rights of citizens, economic integration, the promotion of common interests in the international arena».

Babich has replaced a post of the Ambassador in Belarus, Alexander Surikov, head of the Russian Embassy in Minsk for about 12 years. The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin gave Babych status of special representative for trade and economic cooperation with Belarus. In early September, Babich handed over copies of his credentials to Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei.