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Principles, goals and objectives of the foreign policy of the Republic of Belarus

Belarus’ major foreign policy principles, goals and objectives are enshrined in the Law ‘On Approval of the Basic Directions of Domestic and Foreign Policy of the Republic of Belarus' of November 14, 2005, No. 60-3. 

Belarus’ international activity is primarily aimed at ensuring state security and protecting national interests from any external challenges and threats, facilitating the creation of favorable conditions for the sustainable economic development of the country and improving the well-being of the population. 

Significant is Belarus’ equal participation in the global political, economic and cultural processes. Of great importance are promotion of rights and freedoms of Belarusian nationals abroad and preservation of the Belarusian ethnicity beyond state borders.

Geographical location of Belarus at the crossroads of major transport routes between Europe and Asia alongside complicated history of Belarus, which experienced destructive consequences of numerous European wars and conflicts, have conditioned the multi-vector nature of its foreign policy aimed to build balanced and constructive relations with partners across the globe. In developing the dialogue and mutually beneficial cooperation with its partners, Belarus proceeds from the principles of pragmatism, consistency, mutual respect, equality, non-interference in domestic affairs, rejection of pressure or coercion.