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30.03.2009

Decision to invite Lukashenka to EU summit hasnt been adopted yet  ? 8

13:54, — Politics

Decision to invite Lukashenka to EU summit hasnt been adopted yet

The Charter97 press-centre has been informed about that by Andrei Sannikov, leader of the civil campaign European Belarus. He is taking part in the high-level conference in Tallinn.

The international conference dedicated to the memory of the first Estonian president Lennart Meri is taking place in Tallinn under the auspices of Estonian president Toomas Hendrik Ilves. Foreign Ministers of the European Union countries, high-ranking European officials and leading experts are taking part in the conference. Belarus is presented at this prestigious forum by the leader of the civil campaign European Belarus Andrei Sannikov and the leader of the civil initiative We Remember Iryna Krasouskaya.

As said by Andrei Sannikov, it turned out at the conference that no official decision on invitation of Alyaksandr Lukashenka to Prague had been adopted. It was decided to continue discussion on this issue. Much is to depend on how actions of the Belarusian authorities, and in particular, the situation with human rights, would be estimated by governments of all the EU countries and the European civil society. Europeans are also interested by the opinion of pro-democracy forces of Belarus on the processes taking part in the country, Sannikov said.

The politician has also noted in a positive key that a session dedicated to the situation in Belarus is to be held at the conference in Tallinn, as it was at the recent Brussels Forum.

As we have informed, on March 28 Radio Svaboda informed that Alyaksandr Lukashenka was invited to Eastern Partnership to Prague. According to the report of the radio, under a secret understanding an invitation was to be passed to Lukashenka, but he personally wouldnt come to Prague on May 7. He is to send Foreign Minister or other official instead of him.

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