The West needs wars in order to continue its existence and maintain its system of hegemony in the world. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad expressed this view on Thursday during a meeting with Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko, who is visiting the Arab republic.
"The West follows the policy of waging wars in order to continue its existence, because if these wars end, the system of [its] hegemony will collapse," stressed the Syrian leader, quoted by SANA.
"They [Western countries], by pursuing such policies, have failed to achieve their goals in a number of states such as Syria, Russia and Belarus, which is why they have resorted to economic wars," al-Assad added. He also called on states that adhere to common principles and values to join forces and establish economic relations with each other, which would leave "the West isolated."
According to the Syrian president, Belarus is attacked by the West, as it has a strategic position "in the heart of Europe," while the Belarusian leadership makes independent decisions and pursues an independent policy.
Al-Assad also noted the importance of the visit of the Belarusian delegation to the Arab republic both in terms of the signing of a number of agreements by the parties and in order to discuss specific areas of cooperation and development of joint investment projects.
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Based on materials from TASS