1 month Merkel says she will meet Belarus opposition leader soon Manilatimes |World
BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she would hold talks with Belarus’s main opposition leader, days after French President Emmanuel Macron met with her and pledged to help mediate in her country’s crisis. Merkel told the parliament that she will soon meet with Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, hailing the “courage” of the women demonstrating since a disputed election last month in which the opposition has claimed victory against President Alexander Lukashenko. Merkel, who holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, said Germany did not recognize Lukashenko as the winner of the vote and that she condemned the government’s ... more