Ron Synovitz interviews Czech Foreign Minister Karel Swarzenberg on the Belarus Boycott of the EU-Eastern Partnership Prague meeting on Monday, March 5.
Swarzenberg tells RFE/RL: “Well, they were invited to the meeting — the Visegrad Four with the Eastern Partnership neighbors because basically [Belarus is] one of the Eastern Partnership neighbors. But they declined to come. They said that they are not invited at the foreign minister’s level, which is true, due to the events — let’s put it that way — which happened in Minsk. And so they didn’t come. But they are still part of the [Eastern Partnership] program.”