French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday met with Belarus’ opposition leader in Lithuania during an respectable visit.
Macron mentioned with Svetlana Tikhanovskaya the ongoing political disaster in Belarus, promising assist with negotiations and the release of political prisoners.
The French president convened the early morning meeting in the capital Vilnius.
Tikhanovskaya had launched a assertion on Monday urging Macron to intervene in the afflicted scenario in Belarus.
“He promised us to do everything feasible to assist negotiations in the political crisis that our us of a is going through,” Tikhanovskaya stated in a assertion to France24 television.
“A lot of human beings are suffering because of the regime, too many humans are in prison, and he will do the whole lot feasible to help the release of all political prisoners.” Tikhanovskaya is going to talk on Oct. 7 to France’s National Assembly.
The 38-year-old flesh presser ran as the important opposition candidate to incumbent Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in elections held in August.
She took the location of her husband, Sergei Tikhanovskaya, who had been the candidate but was arrested on May 29.
“We had a very precise discussion but now we want to be pragmatic and to guide the Belarusian people. We will do our quality as Europeans to help mediate,” Macron said as pronounced by using France24.
The embattled Lukashenko — leader of the Eastern European nation for 26 years, is stated to have regained the presidency in a landslide vote; the results, however, have been widely denounced, with demonstrations now in their 50th day in the country.
Tikhanovskaya claims authentic victory in the election. For her safety, the chief has taken refuge in neighboring Lithuania.
Lukashenko was secretly sworn in ultimate Wednesday, however, his presidency has now not been diagnosed through the European Union.