Polish government and opposition speak as one: Belarus must be free and sovereign

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Backed by Polish opposition leaders after a joint meeting, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki appealed to Belarusian authorities to release imprisoned politicians and protesters.

The prime minister met with representatives of the opposition on Wednesday to discuss the current issues in Belarus and work out a united Polish response.

At a press conference following the meeting, he emphasized that a sovereign Belarus lies in Poland’s best interests, and he thanked the opposition, saying the meeting proved Polish politicians can rise above party divisions.

“Without exceptions, everyone today said that the highest value is the sovereignty and independence of Belarus. We showed, that when it comes to the most important issues for our homeland, we can build a consensus,” he said, adding that the vast majority of the meeting’s participants agreed that Poland’s policy towards Belarus were correct.

The prime minister also said that the Polish government is currently working out a schedule for its actions concerning Polish aid for Belarus.