Vladimir Dobrovolsky. The European Union and Belarus discussed Tuesday in Brussels circumstances with the protection of human rights in the country and showed a desire to strengthen relationships, as well as among them in this regard, according to a communiqu? of the European external action service (EBU).
according to the diplomatic service of the EU delegation at the negotiations was headed by the Director of the EMU on human rights and democracy Silvio Gonzato (Silvio Gonzato), and by the Belarusian head of main Department for multilateral diplomacy of the foreign Ministry Yuri Ambrozewicz.
"They discussed several issues, including the establishment of the national Institute for human rights, freedom of expression, Assembly and Association, the death penalty and the battle against torture and ill-treatment and rights of children. Also discussed was the cooperation with the UN and coordination on multilateral issues. The EU raised the issue of the detention of human rights defenders and political prisoners ", - informs the EMU.
As highlighted in the document, " dialogs showed the commitment of the EU and Belarus to deepen relations, as well as among them in the field of human rights." They allowed a sincere and respectful preliminary exchange of views on the fundamental challenges to build confidence, to help reform and develop cooperation ", - said in a communiqu?.
Belarus participates in the EU's Eastern partnership, which Also includes Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The EU periodically criticized the Belarusian authorities for violations of human rights and introduced the point of punishment against officials of Belarus in this regard.