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“We have long been prepared to join the WTO; we have held
negotiations. But we suddenly bumped into a political barrier,” he said.

“They tell us it is a purely commercial and economic organization.
Not at all; it is dominated by politics. The European Union and the
United States built that political fence for well-known reasons: they
allege we “do not observe human rights”, we are “the last stronghold of
dictatorship” and so on,” the Belarusian president said.

“Time marches on and people can see what is really happening. This
means we will join the WTO sooner or later,” he said. “Actually, the
pressing need for doing that disappeared after the Russian entry into
the WTO. Practically, we will operate within the WTO framework as Russia
is our main trade partner,” Lukashenko said.

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