Belarus hopes for abolition of EU sanctions

Minsk, Sep 25 (IANS) Belarus hopes for quick abolition of the EU sanctions, an official said late Thursday.

Belarus hopes that EU authorities will soon understand the futility and lack of prospects of sanctions and restrictions against Belarus and will take the corresponding decisions to lift them in the near future, foreign ministry press-secretary Dmitry Mironchik said.

According to Mironchik, the abolition of sanctions will clear the way for the improvement of the relations between Belarus and the European Union, Xinhua news agency reported.

The official stressed that sanctions used as an instrument of foreign policy against any state are counter-productive and unable to bring results they are used for. “One cannot speak the language of sanctions and ultimatums with a partner,” he added.

Mironchik said such measures are more likely to undermine the trust in the European Union than cause real damage to Belarus or influence the situation.

The EU imposed visa and economic sanctions against the representatives of the official Minsk in January 2011 in response to “the continued incarceration of political prisoners and crackdown on political activists, journalists and civil society representatives”.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here