Statement of the Georgian Foreign Ministry regarding a decision of the EU Foreign Affairs Council to lift restrictive sanctions against the Republic of Belarus

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia welcomes a decision made by the EU Foreign Affairs Council on 15 February 2016 to lift a large number of restrictive sanctions against the Republic of Belarus.
 
This decision represents yet another step towards deepening co-operation between the partners that is in line with the interests of both Belarus and Europe.
 
Georgia welcomes the strengthening of relations between Belarus and the European Union  that will contribute to the economic development of the region, as well as to the achievement of common goals of the Eastern Partnership.