June 13, 2024 - 15:12 AMT
Armenia recalls Belarus envoy for consultations

Armenian Ambassador to Belarus has been called to Yerevan for consultations, a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday, June 12.

The move came after Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said he will never visit Belarus as long as Alexander Lukashenko is the leader of the country.

“One of the CSTO members states that participated in the preparation of the 44-day war (in Karabakh), encouraged, believed and wished for the victory of Azerbaijan. And after that, should I discuss some issues with the President of Belarus within the CSTO?” Pashinyan said.

He noted that he will be have to work with Belarus within the CIS and the EAEU.

“But I want to declare that I will never visit Belarus again as long as Alexander Lukashenko is the president there. Also, from now on, not a single official representative of Armenia will visit Belarus. In general,” said the Armenian prime minister.

He stated that in relations within the CSTO, “theoretically, changes cannot be ruled out if, for example, Belarus itself decides to leave the CSTO or Lukashenko utters words of apology that will be acceptable to the Armenian people.”