Belorussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Chinese President Xi Jinping have discussed global crises, with the former saying that the efficiency of the international security system has declined, Minsk says.
"The tools of the United Nations have completely weakened, as has the UN itself. It seems to us that we cannot do with out a fundamental UN reform and of course, the role of the People's Republic of China is important here," the Belorussian president stressed.
"Regrettably, points of tension are being created, as you can see, it is not just tensions but the war (going on) at the heart of Europe. The situation is tense in regions such as the Middle East, the Middle and Central Asia. The activity of the Islamic State has led to another rise of international terrorism," the Belorussian head of state said.
"Regrettably, the global situation is far from the Shanghai spirit promoted by you, which is based on deeper trust, mutually advantageous cooperation on the principles of equality, consultation, mutual understanding and mutual concessions," Lukashenko said at the meeting with the Chinese president.
"The Belorussian president exchanged views with the Chinese president on that score, and they came to a conclusion that the global situation is not easy, it is tense, and that the future development on the Earth depends on the action taken by the world's leading nations," the Belarusian leader's press office said after the leaders' meeting.
He pointed out that Belarus has never refused from defense and security cooperation in order to provide both national and regional security, the press office said.
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