France confirms its ambassador to Belarus left the country on Oct 17


Reuters | Paris | Updated: 18-10-2021 17:32 IST | Created: 18-10-2021 17:26 IST
France confirms its ambassador to Belarus left the country on Oct 17
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France confirmed its ambassador to Belarus left the country on Oct 17, adding that the official in question - Nicolas de Lacoste - would now assume the role of special envoy in Belarus as of this Monday onwards.

"France will keep on standing by the Belarus people and will look for a solution to the crisis in the country," said the spokeswoman for the French Foreign Affairs ministry.

Relations between EU member states and Belarus have been at a low ebb since President Alexander Lukashenko last year comfortably won re-election in a poll that the opposition said was rigged, and cracked down on the opposition, detaining all its leading figures or driving them into exile.

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