MINSK, 28 January (BelTA) – Some ambassadors from the European Union spread anti-government information in Belarus, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said as he took part in a session of the CIS Council of Permanent Plenipotentiaries in statutory and other bodies of the Commonwealth of Independent States on 28 January, BelTA has learned.
“We now see that some ambassadors representing the European Union are posting anti-government information. We are not yet responding to these facts, but we are monitoring them. Rest assured that we will give a very specific, substantive and rigorous response to this,” Vladimir Makei said.
The minister said that ambassadors must contribute to the rapprochement of countries and peoples and the development of bilateral cooperation. “If an ambassador takes a clear line against the authorities of the host country then such an ambassador is not fit for the job,” the minister said.
He added that Belarus had repeatedly faced external interference in domestic affairs and attempts to impose ‘democracy' by the Western partners. “Representatives of the diplomatic institutions accredited here not only called for participation in demonstrations but also participated in them themselves. We had to respond to such facts, and we will be doing so in future,” said the minister.
Russia has recently faced a similar situation when the United States embassy published the routes of the protests on its website.