WARSAW (Reuters) – The Visegrad Four grouping of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia wants to propose visa-free movement for Belarusian citizens and a support package for Belarus at an EU summit, Poland’s prime minister said on Friday.
At talks in the eastern Polish city of Lublin, the Visegrad Four reiterated a call for a new election in Belarus, where protesters have been demanding the end of President Alexander Lukashenko’s 26-year rule, and said the protests needed support.
Further sanctions against Belarusian officials are expected to be discussed at the Sept. 24-25 EU summit.
Lukashenko denies rigging an Aug. 9 presidential election, which official results said he won by a landslide, and has cracked down hard on the protesters demanding his resignation.
“We want to propose an offer of economic cooperation for the future … We want to propose visa-free travel for Belarusian citizens and this economic package for