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At its extraordinary sitting today, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) discussed the situation in Belarus after the presidential elections held on 9 August and adopted a Statement on the Belarusian elections.

“Serious evidence indicates that the results of the presidential elections in Belarus were grossly falsified. Therefore the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament of the Republic of Estonia cannot consider the officially declared election result as legitimate,” the Statement says.

The Foreign Affairs Committee will continue the discussion of this topic on Tuesday, 18 August.

Before the Statement was adopted, diplomat of the Estonian Embassy in Belarus Kalvi Noormägi told the Committee about the situation in Belarus. Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Reinsalu gave the Committee an overview of Estonia’s positions at the informal video conference of the foreign affairs ministers of the European Union on 14 August, which will address the presidential elections in Belarus and the situation in Eastern Mediterranean.

Riigikogu Press Service
Liisa Johanna Lukk
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