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Minister Logar backs Belarusian opposition's calls for democratic election

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Minister of Foreign Affairs Anže Logar held talks with Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. He expressed solidarity, cooperation and support for the Belarusian opposition's peaceful endeavours to establish an inclusive political dialogue between the opposition and the authorities, paving the way for a renewed free and fair presidential election monitored by international electoral observers. Minister Logar went on to emphasise the importance of providing support to civil society in Belarus. He assured Ms Tsikhanouskaya that during Slovenia's EU Council Presidency, he would strive to keep Belarus high on the EU agenda.

The Belarusian opposition leader informed Minister Logar about current developments in Belarus, expressing her gratitude for the support and solidarity Slovenia had conveyed to the Belarusian opposition in all its activities and democratic endeavours. Minister Logar went on to strongly condemn the repression imposed on Belarusians by the authorities. "It is unacceptable that peaceful protesters, students, employees, opposition politicians, trade union representatives, human rights defenders and all the others should get arrested for expressing their political beliefs," the Minister insisted.