President of the Republic of Lithuania

The Presidents of Lithuania and Poland urge the Belorussian authorities not to use force

2020-08-10

President Gitanas Nausėda together with President Andrzej Duda addressed the Belorussian authorities on Sunday evening, urging them to adhere to democratic standards, respect human rights and refrain from the use of force in the face of mass protests.

“As neighbors of Belarus, we call on the Belorussian authorities to fully recognize and adhere to fundamental democratic standards. We urge the Belorussian authorities to abstain from violence and respect the fundamental freedoms, human and civil rights, including the rights of national minorities, and freedom of expression”, said the Presidents in their joint statement.

The two leaders emphasized that dialogue was the best way to achieve social progress, discuss reforms and policies. The President of Lithuania and the President of Poland pointed out that they respected the sovereignty and independence of Belarus, but also hoped for favorable conditions for deepening the partnership with Belarus and its people.

“We are convinced that closer cooperation with the European Union is in the interests Belarus. We want this cooperation to remain open”, said the two Presidents in their joint statement.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2020.08.10 11:59

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