Alexander Kuranov. The head of the Czech foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek and Latvia Edgar Rinkevich During negotiations on the last working day of the week in Prague called for a revaluation punishment of the EU regarding Belarus, if from this state in the course of Sunday's presidential elections " will come positive signals ".
"The situation in Belarus we have devoted a significant part of our negotiations," he told reporters at a press conference Zaoralek. According to his statement, and Prague, Riga and look forward to what will be the level of presidential elections in Belarus. Both Ministers considered positively the August decision of President Alexander Lukashenko about the release from detention of six opposition leaders, as well as the role of the Minsk negotiations on the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine.
along with this, Zaoralek accepted the opinion of their Latvian colleagues about the fact that in General relatively Minsk should exercise restraint because we are not talking about some dramatic changes. Anyway, came to the conclusion Both the head of diplomacy, there is an opportunity to raise the EU's relations with Belarus at a high level.
before the last working day of the week there were messages of the media about the fact that the Union of European States means that after Sunday's elections by four months to suspend the punishment relative to Belarus, but only if the elections were not accompanied by political repressions. It is planned that the situation in Belarus will be discussed on the first day of the week at its meeting today the foreign Minister of the EU, on the basis of what they could take and opinion on the suspension of sentences.
During the negotiations in Prague, the heads of diplomatic agencies of the Czech Republic and Latvia also stressed the intensive development of bilateral trade and economic contacts. Czech imports from Latvia in the last 5 years has increased 3 times and reached in 2014 2, 1 billion kroons (87 million dollars). For its part, in Latvia last year were imported Czech items 5, 53 billion euros (about 230 million dollars) in comparison 3, 5 billion kroner (about 145 million dollars) in 2010, said Zaoralek reporters.
according to his statement, During the Czech-Latvian talks touched on the situation in Ukraine, relations with Russia and problems with the current immigration crisis in the European Union.