Belarusians in need can count on Poland, Polish PM tells Tikhanovskaya

2020-09-09 10:53 update: 2020-09-10, 16:49
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (R) and leader of the Belarusian opposition Swiatlana Cichanouska (L) in Poland, on 9th June at the Byelorussian House in Warsaw. Swiatłana Cichanouska travels with a visit to Poland. Fot. PAP/Piotr Nowak
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (R) and leader of the Belarusian opposition Swiatlana Cichanouska (L) in Poland, on 9th June at the Byelorussian House in Warsaw. Swiatłana Cichanouska travels with a visit to Poland. Fot. PAP/Piotr Nowak
Poland is an open home for all Belarusians who need help, Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki told Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya as they held a press conference together in Warsaw on Wednesday.

"In our programme called 'In Solidarity with Belarus,' we offer aid to the repressed and we're trying to support Belarusian groups that carry the song of freedom to Belarus, fighting for a democratic, free and sovereign Belarus," Morawiecki said.

Morawiecki said that soon after what he called rigged presidential elections in Belarus, Poland called for a European Council meeting, which then expressed a clear opinion. "The whole EU supports the Belarusian nation in its right to express its will, to live in freedom, in democracy," Morawiecki said.

"We'll soon be presenting an economic plan for the Belarusian people, for the Belarusian state, one that is aimed to show that Europe is open to Belarus, that Europe is open to the Belarusian nation," the prime minister said. (PAP)