Romania recalls ambassador to Belarus in solidarity with Lithuania, Poland
Romania's ambassador to Belarus, Viorel Moşanu, was recalled for consultations, foreign affairs minister Bogdan Aurescu announced on Friday, October 9, in a Twitter post.
The decision comes in solidarity with Lithuania and Poland, which also recalled their ambassadors this week after Belarus demanded the two countries reduce the staff of their missions over their “destructive” actions.
“Belarus needs to understand that using diplomatic pressure on EU member states will not help dialogue and will not bring positive results,” Aurescu’s post reads.
We decided to recall our ambassador in #Belarus for consultations in solidarity with Lithuania🇱🇹 & Poland🇵🇱. #Belarus needs to understand that using diplomatic pressure on #EU Member States will not help dialogue and will not bring positive results.@RauZbigniew @LinkeviciusL— Bogdan Aurescu (@BogdanAurescu) October 9, 2020
Bulgaria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Latvia, and Estonia also recalled their ambassadors.
#Belarus pressure on some #EU MS 🇵🇱 🇱🇹 to withdraw their ambassadors will not help end the present crisis, nor will affect the #EU solidarity. Full support for #EU decisions on Belarus.@PolandMFA@LithuaniaMFA@JosepBorrellF https://t.co/QkE4KTopyM— MFA Romania (@MAERomania) October 4, 2020
(Photo: Ministerul Afacerilor Externe Facebook Page)