Lithuanian Cabinet Approves Plan to Help Belarusian Opposition

By | September 2, 2020
Lithuanian Cabinet Approves Plan to Help Belarusian Opposition

In particular, the country will allocate 100 scholarships for the education of students from Belarus in Lithuanian universities and will send €100,000 from the state budget for humanitarian aid
The Lithuanian Cabinet approved at its meeting on Wednesday a plan to help the Belarusian opposition. This was announced to journalists by Prime Minister Saulius Skvernyalis. “Today we approved a plan to help the people of Belarus, who for several weeks express their disagreement with the unfair results of the elections and are subjected to gross violence for it,” he said. According to the prime minister, the approved plan is a sign of solidarity with the protesters. “This is the first, but not the last step of our government’s assistance,” Skvernyalis said.

As part of the plan, 100 scholarships are allocated for the education of students from Belarus at Lithuanian universities, and 100,000 from the state budget is allocated for humanitarian aid. The European Humanities University, a private school established in Minsk in 1992, which was suspended by the Belarusian authorities a few years later, is allocated to the European Humanities University, which operates in Vilnius. The Cabinet also approved the simplification of the issuance of Lithuanian national visas to citizens of Belarus.

By September 8, the government has instructed the responsible ministries to prepare additional proposals on aid tools and necessary funds, including what finances should be provided in the state budget for 2021.

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