Nina Gurin. Lithuania is ready to contribute to the strengthening of a constructive dialogue of Belarus with the European Union, said on Thursday in Minsk the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Baltic Republic Linas Linkevi?ius.
"We want that currently is the basis for more constructive dialogue (Belarus - ed.) with the European Union, strengthened. And We stand ready to assist, " said Linkevicius correspondents.
He positively assessed the suspension of sanctions of EU against Belarus, saying the need to strengthen this positive trend, in order " not to return to the past and to look to the future, eliminate those causes that were an obstacle to constructive relations."
Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania wished the Belarus progress in the preparation of agreements on visa facilitation And on readmission with the EU." We wish that Belarusian citizens could more besprepyatstvenno to travel to the European Union, to communicate, to cooperate ", - He said.
The Committee on foreign And security policy of the European Union in early October agreed about the weakening of the sanctions regime against Belarus. The Secretary of state of France for European Affairs Arles the D?sire on 12 October said that the EU will suspend sanctions against Belarus for four months, but is ready to re-engage them at any moment When necessary. First not fully lifted economic sanctions from several Belarusian entities And the United States.
Belarus is under political And economic pressure from the West for almost 20 years. The European Union alleging human rights violations in Belarus in 2012 it expanded introduced at the beginning of the 2010 winter punishment on the country, for example, limiting the entry of Belarusian bureaucrats on the platform of the European Union, And made it a condition of improving relations, the release of all " political prisoners ". Minsk claims that political prisoners in the country.
The Belarusian authorities said on numerous occasions some recovery And a thaw in relations between Minsk And Brussels in the last period of time, as well as among them on the background of the role of Belarus in the conflict settlement in the South-East of Ukraine. The parties are meeting to improve relations.