On Wednesday 2 March 2011 Minister of Foreign Affairs SR Mikulas Dzurinda received the representatives of the Belarusian democratic opposition, including Stanislau Shushkievich, Aliaksandar Milinkievich and Aliaksandar Kazulin. Minister Dzurinda was particularly interested in the views of the Belarusian public on the current situation in their country. Through the representatives of the opposition he expressed support and solidarity with the Belarusians: “I should like to send a message to the people of Belarus that they are not alone. I trust that they will be able to enjoy their freedom before too long,” said Mr Dzurinda.
Stanislau Shushkievich commended Mr Dzurinda’s exceptional grasp of the situation in Belarus and expressed gratitude to the representatives of Slovakia for support and assistance: “The path of the Belarusian people to freedom would be much longer without your support.”