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"Collapse of USSR was a catastrophe". Top 6 quotes of President Lukashenko in China

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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is concluding his visit to China on September 30. During a two-day visit the Belarusian leader held a number of important meetings, including with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, and delivered a speech in front of the students at Beijing University.

Here are the most memorable things Alexander Lukashenko said during his visit.

I definitely consider the collapse of the Soviet Union as a disaster that had and still has consequences around the world. Nothing good came from this break-up,


to the students at Beijing University.

If there is a strong and prosperous China, there will be sovereign and independent Belarus. Because China is a friend whom we can always rely on,


to the students at Beijing University.

I used to come here, visited cities, studied how free economic zones function, saw your villages. I know a lot about the general direction of the formation and development of this beautiful and ancient state. Intuitively even then – before I became President – that China is the future of our planet. As you can see, I was right,


at the meeting with Premier of the State Council of China Li Keqiang.

"Collapse of USSR was a catastrophe". Top 6 quotes of President Lukashenko in China

Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) meets with Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko (R) at Great Hall of the People at The Great Hall Of The People on September 29, 2016 in Beijing, China. REUTERS/Lintao Zhang/Pool

When the Soviet Union stopped to exist, the world, you can see it, started shattering on one pillar. I do not condemn Americans, but the fact remains. There is only one pillar left today and the world is shattering on it,

to the students at Beijing University.

We have been bulding this relationship for a long time, brick by brick, and came to mutual trust. You can be sure that in the the center of Europe you have a platform to promote your interests. We will do everything to make sure your interests are represented on the European continent,


at the meeting with Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress Zhang Dejiang.

"Collapse of USSR was a catastrophe". Top 6 quotes of President Lukashenko in China

China's President Xi Jinping and Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko (L) attend a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee

At that time we had too many liberals, who chose the Western path of development,


at the meeting with Premier of the State Council of China Li Keqiang when talking about the beginning of his political career.