As he continues a European tour, Canada’s high diplomat has met in Lithuania with the exiled opposition chief of Belarus.
Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne met right now with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who fled her house nation after an August election that Champagne has known as “fraudulent.”
The U.S. and the European Union have denounced the election as neither free nor honest, and launched sanctions in opposition to the officers they are saying are accountable for vote-rigging and a subsequent crackdown on protests.
Top European leaders, together with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, have additionally met with Tsikhanouskaya.
This was the primary go to to Lithuania by a Canadian overseas minister in 24 years.
Following the assembly within the capital, Vilnius, Champagne instructed the exiled opposition chief that “Canada will always be on your side.”