Murniece and Lithuanian parliament speaker to jointly coordinate countermeasures against developments in Belarus

  • 2020-08-12
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Saeima Chairwoman Inara Murniece (National Alliance) and her Lithuanian counterpart Viktoras Pranckietis are planning to jointly coordinate countermeasures against the developments in Belarus, as Murniece told LETA.

The two politicians will meet on Friday, August 14, to discuss the situation in Belarus.

It is very important that the protests in Belarus are not violently suppressed, that the people of Belarus can freely express their political opinions, that the detained protesters are released and Belarusian officials launch a broader discussion with the Belarusian public, Murniece emphasized.

Saeima could possibly agree on a similar position in a resolution that will be released next week, said Murniece. Whether such a resolution is released depends on discussions at the Saeima Foreign Affairs Committee, she added.

It is important for the Baltic countries to have a coordinated position, and it is just as important or the European Union to have a joint position on the developments in Belarus, which the EU foreign ministers will discuss on Friday, said Murniece.

As reported, people took to the streets of Belarus for the third night in a row on Tuesday to protest the result of the weekend's presidential election that handed strongman Alexander Lukashenko yet another win.