Ratas at the meeting with Tsikhanouskaya: We support the people of Belarus in their fight for democracy

22.01.2021 | 16:49

Stenbock House, 22 January 2021 – Prime Minister Jüri Ratas met with the Belarusian opposition leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, to discuss the political situation in Belarus and the aspirations of the Belarusian people for democracy.
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‘The courage of the people of Belarus is impressive, although the situation there is not showing any signs of improvement. Protests for democracy and human rights continue despite their repression by the authorities,’ the Prime Minister said.

Ratas assured Tsikhanouskaya that the well-being of the Belarusian people is extremely important for Estonia. ‘We support you in the international arena whenever possible, and show our solidarity. There is only one way forward for Belarus – free and democratic elections.’

The Prime Minister also said that Estonia would continue to provide comprehensive assistance to Belarusian civil society.

Today, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya will meet with the Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs and attend in an informal high-level virtual meeting of the UN Security Council on media freedom in Belarus, organised by Estonia.

Photos of the meeting: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stenbockimaja/albums/72157717986582406

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