Belarusian Information Company
Print out date: 19.05.2019 15:24
29.02.2012 20:37 Photos

In pictures: EU ambassadors leaving Belarus

    Watch Watch
(BelaPAN Photo/Uladzimir Hrydzin)
All Minsk-based ambassadors of the European Union's countries were expected to leave Belarus on Wednesday amid an escalating diplomatic row.
On Tuesday, the Belarusian foreign ministry "recommended" that the head of the EU delegation to Belarus and the ambassador of Poland to Belarus return to their capitals for consultations, while simultaneously recalling the country's permanent representative in Brussels and ambassador in Warsaw. The decision was announced one day after the EU imposed travel bans and asset freezes on new Belarusian officials over alleged human rights violations.
Following the announcement, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton called a meeting of Member States Ambassadors at which a decision was made that the ambassadors of EU member states in Minsk would all be withdrawn for consultations to their capitals "in expression of solidarity and unity.”
Polish Ambassador Leszek Szerepka had left Belarus by Wednesday evening, while Maira Mora, head of the EU Delegation to Belarus, was expected to do so later in the day.
The other EU ambassadors were expected to gather at the French embassy for consultations before leaving Belarus on February 29.


1 - Lithuanian Ambassador Edminas Bagdonas (left) and Hungarian Ambassador Ferenc Kontra;
3 - Ms. Mora;
4,5 - German Ambassador Christof Weil (right).




  • date
  • month
  • year

Top stories

© 2000 — 2019 BelaPAN. All rights reserved..
All information published on this site is personal use only and shouldn't be copied or redistributed in any way without BelaPAN's written permission