Lithuanian Foreign Minister: We are willing to maintain a dialogue with Belarus

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Lithuanian Foreign Ministry commented on the Belarusian side of attempts military pressure on Belarus, including with the use of the OSCE.

"Since zastuplennya to chair the OSCE in January 2011, Lithuania joined the intensive dialogue with Belarus. Vienna, Vilnius and Minsk OSCE chairman of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the media is constantly invited Belarus to deepen dialogue and cooperation and to remain open to it, "- said in a department press BelaPAN Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry noted that the value the agreement between the OSCE and Belarus on the basis of which the two representatives of the OSCE ODIHR can watch the ships on the events of December 19 in Minsk.

"We look forward to the full implementation of the decision, — stressed in the Foreign Ministry. — We also recall the letter of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic, April 5, 2011and in which it reminds the authorities of Belarus, which since January has received no response to his request to visit Belarus. "

"We made a lot of suggestions of Belarus, in particular, the cooperation with the OSCE with the continued presence of the organization in Belarus and assistance in the implementation of the country's commitments to the OSCE. We are ready to support the dialogue and cooperation with Belarus", — the press-service of the OSCE.

April 7, Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Savinykh said: "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs states that the individual countries of the West continue the policy of military pressure on Belarus, trying to use any available means. Group of manipulating existing at the OSCE procedural gaps, took the initiative of direction our country "Mission rapporteur" without any evidence for that. "

"Arbitrary, in the spirit of double standards, the interpretation of the OSCE documents, discriminatory initiatives and block thinking contradict the values of the organization and destroy its role as a key forum on European security and cooperation" — then said Savin.

"We have received confirmation of the obvious, — said the representative of the Foreign Ministry of Belarus — that the current presidency of the OSCE and the West is not interested in fair and equal dialogue."

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