On 16 and 17 May 2022, a Flemish delegation, led by Minister-President Jan Jambon, went on a mission to Lithuania. On the first day of the mission, the Minister-President talked to the Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Since 2020, she has been a symbol of the peaceful struggle for democracy and strong female leadership.
Minister-President Jambon expressed his support for the Belarusian people in these particularly difficult times. He also referred to the resolution on the Belarusian presidential elections and the subsequent protests, which was adopted in the Flemish Parliament. Furthermore, he referred to the financial support that Flanders offers to various Belarusian organisations, including ISANS.
Via the Delegation of Flanders in Poland, support is also being offered to Belarus and to the Belarusian community in Poland and the Baltic States.
Minister-President Jambon listened with great interest to Mrs. Tsikhanouskaya's view of the current situation in Belarus and her vision for the future.