Situation in Belarus demands further sanctions - Polish FM

"We agreed unequivocally that the situation requires the imposition of another tranche of sanctions, primarily on economic entities that support the Belarusian regime," Rau said after a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels. John Thys/PAP/EPA

EU foreign ministers have agreed that the current situation in Belarus requires the imposition of more sanctions, Poland's Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau said on Monday adding that the present conflict in Belarus is aggravating.

"We agreed unequivocally that the situation requires the imposition of another tranche of sanctions, primarily on economic entities that support the Belarusian regime," Rau said after a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels.

"On the other hand, we are waiting for the quick publication of an economic package for a democratic Belarus to send a signal to those fighting the regime and those who are hesitating that there is an alternative to the current situation in their country," said Rau.

Referring the post-election situation in Georgia Rau said there is a need to build trust in the country's parliamentary institutions.

Among the topics discussed during the meeting were transatlantic relations. Minister Rau pointed to the need to implement a positive agenda. He mentioned security, climate, the functioning of international institutions and solving conflicts in the eastern and southern neighbourhood, including Syria and Libya, as platforms for cooperation.