PM Morawiecki vows to propose a "Marshall Plan for Belarus"

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Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Monday that he would put forward a "Marshall Plan for Belarus" at the next session of the Council of the European Union. The proposal would come in consultation with and on behalf of the Visegrad Group.

On Monday in Warsaw, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki hosted a meeting with leaders of Polish parliamentary factions regarding the situation in Belarus.

After a 3-hour-long discussion Morawiecki wrote on Facebook: "It's very optimistic to see how we can unite when it comes to key issues for Poland. Belarus and its future are certainly among those issues".

According to Morawiecki, there are some indisputable issues such as freedom, democracy and independence, which Poland should help to promote in Belarus.

During the meeting, Polish PM summed up the government's actions regarding Belarus taken at the international level, and explained the stages of the "#SolidarnizBiałorusią" programme, on which 50 million zloty was earmarked. He also mentioned that the government was developing programmes for students and IT sector employees.

The head of Poland's government also said the meeting was concluded with his personal declaration that he would present a "Marshall Plan for Belarus" at the next session of the Council of the EU. "It's a set of solutions, mainly economic, which we could jointly propose to Belarus as the EU, in case of free elections" - he explained.

"I'd like to thank all opposition leaders and those in government who work hard to support Belarus for today's meeting. The next one is coming soon" - Morawiecki wrote.

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