Lukashenko invites Biden over to Minsk: ‘Even Putin will fly in'

Lukashenko invites Biden over to Minsk: ‘Even Putin will fly in
# 16 February 2023 15:24 (UTC +04:00)

I am ready to meet with U.S. President Joe Biden, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he talked to foreign and Belarusian journalists in Minsk on 16 February, BelTA has learned, APA reports.

Answering journalists' questions, Aleksandr Lukashenko revealed the details of the upcoming meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. "Why is Biden going to Poland?” the head of state asked a question. “Why Poland? We're cool with that. But if he is willing we are ready to host him in Minsk and to have a serious conversation (please convey this to him through your channels). If he wants peace in Ukraine.

The head of state also said that he was ready to hold a joint meeting with Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden: "Even Putin will fly over to Minsk for the trilateral meeting: two ‘aggressors' and the ‘peace loving' president. Why not? For the sake of ending the war. If he wants to stop the war (Poland is nearby, I will send a plane, if anything, a Boeing for him), and we will host him. We have international airports. His air force one can land here. Clinton visited us once. Here, in your presence, the three of us (I guarantee you that Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin will come) will sit down and solve the problem. We will be able to solve all the issues here."