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Published: 2 october 2019 12:55

Marius Laurinavičius. The president‘s first foreign policy mistake

Marius Laurinavičius
Juliaus Kalinsko / 15min nuotr. / Marius Laurinavičius

President Gitanas Nausėda’s desire to open the path for dialogue with Belarus has already turned into a serious confrontation regarding this foreign policy question in Lithuania. And namely this must be described as the first mistake of a president, who is still forming his policies. Furthermore, while the confrontation has emerged in Lithuania, it is namely an issue of foreign, not domestic policy and thus a mistake of foreign policy.

Let’s start from the beginning. Earlier, the dilemma of policy regarding Belarus, erupting through unusually intensive discussions in the public space, has turned into a real storm following Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius’ meeting with his counterpart Vladimir Makei.

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