Q: What’s your comment on today’s conclusions made by the EU Council on Belarus?
A: The conclusions reflect in a way a normalizing trend between our country and the EU. What is evidence of this is, particularly, EU readiness to develop the legal base with our country and intention to negotiate the simplification of visa regime for Belarus nationals.
Importantly, Belarus has for quite a few times suggested that the problems in those areas with the European Union should be handled. We confirm our readiness to work in a tight and result-customized, pragmatic manner with the EU on these and other key issues of our relationship. The above fully concerns active and constructive input of Belarus into the implementation of the Eastern Partnership.
Certainly, the pace and nature of the improvement in Belarus political and public life are well dictated by the interests of society and nation.
We regret to note that another suspension of the comprehensive normalization of bilateral relations, restrictions re-imposed by the EU on our country diverge from today’s logic of the Belarus-EU dialogue, carry a double standard imprint and fail to send us to a newer level of co-operation that would answer to the interests of both sides.