Turkey will promote giving Belarus the status of observer in the parliamentary assembly of the Black Sea economic cooperation organization (PACHES). The Belarussian Foreign Ministry told Rosbalt that the head of the Turkish national delegation of PACHES Salik Kapusuz said in a meeting with chairman of the council of the Belarussian national assembly Gennady Novitsky that 'when a country is in political isolation, it can turn into economic isolation. We must work together to overcome the consequences of isolation.'
In the meeting of the Turkish parliamentarian with the deputy head of the Belarussian Foreign Ministry Alexander Mikhnevich both sides 'mentioned the positive dynamic' of cooperation between Belarus and Turkey in different areas. They expressed mutual interest in the priority of developing deeper bilateral trade and economic relations. Mikhnevich and Kapusuz said 'interparliamentary cooperation was important for the entire complex of Belorussian-Turkish ties.'
Gorbachev was not isolated from the world during the days of the State Emergency Committee. Gorbachev could be contacted via secret communication channels, and he was perfectly aware of what was going on
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