"The United States wants to help Belarus build its own sovereign country. Our energy producers stand ready to deliver 100 percent of the oil you need at competitive prices," Pompeo said during his visit to Minsk, the country's capital, as quoted by the US Department of State.
Pompeo is the 1st secretary of state to visit Belarus in 26 years, and during his stay he held talks with both foreign minister Vladimir Makei and President Alexander Lukashenko. "All you have to do is call us," Pompeo said.
Belarus is also in talks with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Baltic states with the aim of limiting Russian oil deliveries to just 30%-40% of total imports, according to Lukashenko.
This week, a delegation from Belarusian state-owned Belneftekhim will visit Kazakhstan to hold talks on crude supplies. Last Monday, the country's Naftan refinery received 80,000 mt of Norwegian oil to test out new routes and compare losses with the current price of Russian oil.