On Thursday Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna noted the positive role of Minsk’s providing a venue for the sides of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict when presenting his report on 2014-2015 Polish Foreign Policy Goals in the Sejm.
“The crisis in Ukraine represents a serious challenge also for Belarus. Minsk is trying to play the part of an impartial middleman, which we welcome. However, we make our policy contingent on the pace at which our bilateral problems are being resolved, namely improving the situation of the Polish minority, opening visa centres, cross-border cooperation, updating the legal and treaty base. We have recently signed a long-awaited agreement in the sphere of education with Kazakhstan; we hope to sign a similar agreement with the Republic of Belarus soon. We are not indifferent to the fate of the last political prisoners in that country.” Mr Schetyna said.