The representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France Christine Fazhe called the decision to close the Minsk OSCE Office regrettable.
"In this context, we fully support the intention of Lithuania, which on January 1, chairing the OSCE, to get an explanation from Belarus, and include this issue in the agenda of the first session of the Permanent Council of the OSCE, scheduled for January 13 ", — she said.
Fazhe also described as "disturbing" Situation in Belarus. "We condemn the arrests of opposition, which began on December 19. Urge the Belarusian authorities for the early release of all those arrested," — said the representative of the French Foreign Ministry, reports PAP.