Vital Rymasheuski: Bolivian president arrives to buy weapons
14:04, — Politics
Lukashenka and Morales will discuss arms trade and grey schemes.
Vital Rymasheuski, a co-chair of the organising committee to create the Belarusian Christian Democracy Party, spoke to charter97.org about the visit of Bolivia's president to Belarus.
“Lack of choice and the dictatorial system in Belarus makes it practically a third world country. I think Lukashenka and Morales have many issues to discuss. It is arms sales and illegal schemes that the Belarusian regime likes so much. There themes may be interesting. Belarusian television will show stories about selling Belarusian tractors and sending Belarusian construction workers to the other side of the world – to Bolivia,” the politician thinks.
He underlines that such things cannot be taken seriously, because it is economically unprofitable.
“Third world countries are the states that the Lukashenka regime flirts with during conflicts with Russia. As people say, everything old is new again. Actions by the Belarusian authorities can easily be predicted. Belarus had Venezuela as a partner in South America. But Venezuela has a new president. Such warm relations as Lukashenka had with Hugo Chavez can hardly be expected. We shouldn't forget that Belarus hasn't paid for Venezuelan oil yet. So, the country has to work with those who don't know us, as Lukashenka once said,” the politician notes.
Bolivia's president Evo Morales arrived in Belarus with an official visit. He is expected to have talks with Aliaksandr Lukashenka.