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Lukashenko greets Pompeo in Minsk with 'dictatorship' joke

Belarus, Minsk
February 01, 2020 at 18:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko welcomed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, with a nod to Washington's allegations of Minsk's "dictatorship".

The Belarusian leader received Pompeo in his offices where he joked about the Saturday meeting saying "Dictatorship here differs in that, everyone is having a day off on Saturday and Sunday, but the President works."

Pompeo thanked Lukashenko for the welcome and later held a bilateral meeting with the President.

Earlier on the same day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a press conference with Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, where he announced Washington readiness to cover 100% of Belarus oil needs.

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Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko welcomed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, with a nod to Washington's allegations of Minsk's "dictatorship".

The Belarusian leader received Pompeo in his offices where he joked about the Saturday meeting saying "Dictatorship here differs in that, everyone is having a day off on Saturday and Sunday, but the President works."

Pompeo thanked Lukashenko for the welcome and later held a bilateral meeting with the President.

Earlier on the same day, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a press conference with Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, where he announced Washington readiness to cover 100% of Belarus oil needs.

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