Belarus can become a hub between the West and the East, said philosopher, political scientist and the leader of the Essence of Time movement Sergey Kurginyan in an interview to the BelTA Belarusian channel published on March 23.
The political scientist noted that the presidents of Russian and Belarus, Vladimir Putin and Aleksandr Lukashenko, survived serious crises after the protests in 2012 and 2020, and they began to revise their foreign policy strategy.
“And then they increasingly had to think about what to do now. And one of the ideas, which is really relevant now, and in which I see a lot of reason, is why not turn to the East since there is real ground for this?” Kurginyan noted.
After that it was found that the East is looking at Belarus with interest, too. And the Arab countries, including the UAE, and first of all China.
“At least Xi Jinping himself, and maybe an important core of the Chinese elite, which we call communist, are looking at Lukashenko with great attention,” the political scientist said.
Kurginyan noted that this could give Lukashenko a clue that Belarus should not be integrated into the West, but it should transform into “an improved Turkey.”
“To become a state that will finally transport something from the East to the West,” the political scientist described this model.
Belarus can become this kind of a hub without weakening its relations with Russia, the leader of the Essence of Time movement noted.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency