Maxime Verhagen: “We shouldn’t pretend that everything’s fine in Belarus”

2009 2009-04-29T17:45:19+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Verhagen expects that the Belarusian dictator won’t come to the EU summit to Prague on May 7.

Thus the work of the Eastern Partnership program’s summit won’t be paralyzed, he believes, Radio Svaboda informs.

The Foreign Ministry head hopes that the signal sent by European diplomats to Minsk has reached the Belarusian ruler. As said by him, the invitation received in Minsk has been addressed to Belarus, not to Lukashenka.

“The Netherlands do not welcome Lukashenka’s arrival to Prague,” Verhagen noted.

“We shouldn’t give any political platforms and pretend that everything is good in Belarus in the spheers of human rights and democracy,” the Dutch minister underlined.

As we have informed, recently the High Representative of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) of the EU Javier Solana stated that neither Belarus President Alyaksandr Lukashenka not his Moldova counterpart Vladimir Voronin are likely to attend an EU summit in Prague on May 7. He stated that on April 27 during in Luxembourg after a meeting of EU foreign ministers, BelaPAN informs with a reference to France Press.

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