The OSCE called on the opposition and the Belarusian authorities to dialogue

The situation in Belarus should be settled on the basis of internal political dialogue between the people and authorities of that country. This was stated by Chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Albania Edi Rama during a special meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna to consider the situation in Belarus.

According to him, the OSCE can help the parties, but it cannot solve the situation.

“The solution should be in Minsk and within the people of Belarus, with full respect for independence, sovereignty and human rights,” the organization said on August 28 on its Twitter page.

As Edi Rama added, he is ready to help the opposition and the Belarusian authorities to solve the political crisis. “To help establish a process where the parties will hear each other,” he added, noting that the issue should be resolved as soon as possible.

On August 21, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko expressed skepticism about the proposal of French leader Emmanuel Macron to become a mediator in the situation in Belarus. The day before, the French leader stated that Belarus should organize a dialogue between the authorities, opposition and civil society on its own. But if Minsk wishes, the EU is ready to support this dialogue “with the participation of other institutions, in particular the OSCE, as well as Russia.