Release of political prisoners Martynov opened the way to the EU

EU Commissioner for external relations and European Neighbourhood Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner said that her meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Martynov can be seen as a reaction to the release of political prisoners in Belarus — AP agency reported.
Meanwhile, 27 ministers Foreign Affairs EU discussions are in Luxembourg, or remove the sanctions against authoritarian Belarusian regime.
EU High Representative for the Common outer Policy Safety and Javier Solana previously said that he advocated the abolition of visa restrictions as well as the ban on political contacts with the Belarusian senior bureaucrats.
Meanwhile The Netherlands continues to oppose the lifting of the sanctions, citing the fact that the last parliamentary elections in Belarus were distant from democratic standards.

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