Javier Solana, EU High Representative for the CFSP, met today with representatives of Belarus opposition

Javier Solana, European Union High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, met today, jointly with US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and Foreign Minister of Lithuania Antanas Valionis, Belarus opposition and civil society leaders in Vilnius (Lithuania).

The High Representative expressed concern about the situation in Belarus and re-assured that the EU is closely following the developments in Belarus.
Mr Solana stressed the importance of the opposition and civil society uniting, especially in view of next year's presidential elections.

The High Representative also reiterated the EU's support for the democracy process in Belarus.

This statement is attributable to Cristina Gallach, spokeswoman of Javier Solana