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Today, the Speakers of the parliaments of the Nordic Countries and the Baltic States (NB8) held a video conference where the events in Belarus were discussed.

President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Henn Põlluaas said at the meeting with colleagues that on 25 August, the Parliament of Estonia had passed the Statement in Support of Democracy and Civil Society in Belarus. He expressed support to the aspirations of the civil society of Belarus – ending of violence, release of political prisoners and holding of new, free presidential elections.

The Speakers of Nordic and Baltic parliaments assured that their attention towards the events in Belarus would not cease.

The video conference was also attended by Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who is in exile in Lithuania. She thanked the Nordic Countries and the Baltic States for their support.

NB8 is the Nordic-Baltic cooperation format that has been bringing Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania around the same table since 1992.

Riigikogu Press Service
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