America as the largest power producer ready to deliver energy resources of Belarus in the required volumes, declared the US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo at a press briefing following the talks in Minsk.
However, according to him, restrictive measures against Belarus remain, although progress in relations between Washington and Minsk is, reports “Interfax”.
in addition, in the near future it is expected the appointment of an American Ambassador, RIA Novosti reported.
In turn, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko assured the American policy of sovereignty and independence of Belarus. His country will not become part of another state, Lukashenko emphasized.
Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei drew attention to the desire to develop bilateral relations, contribute to the return of ambassadors to Minsk and Washington after a 12-year hiatus, reports TASS.
the U.S. imposed sanctions against some Belarusian companies, including Belarusian oil trading house, Belneftekhim, because of repeated violations of human rights in the country (on the basis of the decree of George Bush from 2006). Now Washington sees an improvement in the situation with human rights and democracy in Belarus, which certainly would contribute to the removal of restrictive measures.