MINSK, August 3. /TASS/. The European Union has not yet responded to Belarus’ initiatives to hold consultations on migration issues that were voiced back in April, Belarusian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Anatoly Glaz told TASS on Tuesday.
"Uttering ungrounded accusations, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy is ignoring the fact that since April 2021 Belarus has repeatedly and consistently signaled to Brussels, via all the scarce cannels it has left, about its readiness to hold consultations on migration problems, despite the suspension of cooperation programs earlier agreed with the European Union. I would like to stress: we have received no response to our proposals, like other initiatives in most important spheres," he said.
Earlier, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell accused Minsk of deliberate steps to channel migration flows to Lithuania." "To use migrants as a weapon, pushing people against the borders, is unacceptable," he said.