Holding talks with EU Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis this week, the Belarusian President stressed that Belarus was in favour of a permanent dialogue on human rights with the European Union and pointed out that Belarus and the EU were on the way of solving bilateral problems. With regard to human rights, Belarus has its own understanding of the matter.
The meeting lasted for about two hours, focusing on a wide range of topics from the humanitarian sphere to joint trade and investments. Alexander Lukashenko expressed confidence that the development of economic cooperation would facilitate the solution of other issues, including human rights-related ones.
Stavros Lambrinidis’ working visit to Belarus also included meetings with Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei and Speaker of Belarusian Parliament Vladimir Andreichenko. Stavros Lambrinidis also took an active part in an international conference in Minsk, which he described as historic - one of its themes was the death penalty.