Updated at 14:58,21-10-2016

EU ambassadors meet with Presidential Administration head

04-11-2009, 14:35

Ambassadors representing several European Union countries met with Uladzimir Makey, head of the Presidential Administration, in Minsk on November 2 to discuss prospects for cooperation between Belarus and the 27-nation bloc, Polish Ambassador Henryk Litwin told reporters in Minsk on Wednesday.

"I can say that this was a routine meeting, one should not see anything special in it. Each country that holds the EU presidency attempts to arrange such a meeting," the diplomat said.

The rotating six-month presidency is currently held by Sweden.

Mr. Litwin said that the meeting had nothing to do with an EU meeting later this month that would focus on the visa sanctions against a group of Belarusian government officials. "We discussed issues of cooperation between Belarus and the EU, spoke about how it will look like in the near future. Everything that we talked about is connected with what will be discussed in the framework of the EU in November," he noted.

Commenting on Polish media reports that Mr. Makey could visit Warsaw on November 5 and 6, Mr. Litwin said, "Such a visit is possible but I cannot say when." "When the date is known, we will announce it," he noted.