EU foreign ministers discuss Belarusian issue

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It happened at their Monday meeting in Luxembourg.

According to the head of the Lithuanian diplomacy Linas Linkevičius, Ministers welcomed the decision of the official Minsk to restore the Swedish Embassy. They also expressed the hope that there will be other signs of normalization of relations between Belarus and the EU as the Vilnius summit approaches, reports

The main theme of the meeting concerned the development of the Eastern Partnership. According to Linkevičius, two months after the last debate on the Eastern Partnership some progress has been made. The Ministers welcomed the long-awaited pardon of former Interior Minister of Ukraine Yuriy Lutsenko.

It was also noted that in March they concluded the negotiations on an Association Agreement with Armenia, Georgia and Moldova. Linas Linkevičius noted that Moldova and Georgia were the leaders of the reform in the Eastern Partnership.