Lukashenka and Merkel discuss migration crisis

On November 15, Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Angela Merkel had a telephone conversation, Lukashenka’s press service telegram channel writes.

It is reported that the conversation lasted for about 50 minutes.

Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Angela Merkel. Photo:

Lukashenka’s press service reports that they discussed several issues, primarily the situation with refugees on the Belarusian-Polish, Belarusian-Lithuanian, and Belarusian-Latvian borders.

They touched on the ways and prospects of solving the migration problem “to avoid escalation of the situation at the border.” They also discussed the issue of humanitarian support to refugees through the provision of humanitarian aid.

It is reported that Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Angela Merkel agreed on further contacts to resolve the situation.

It has also emerged that French President Emmanuel Macron held talks with Vladimir Putin.

Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke twice by phone with Angela Merkel about the situation on the Belarusian-Polish border. He expressed hope that Lukashenka and the German chancellor would soon have a conversation.

“I understand that Alyaksand Lukashenka and Chancellor Merkel are ready to talk to each other. I hope this will happen soon. This is most important because migrants strive first and foremost for Germany,” Putin said on November 13.