Macron wants Belarus opposition to join G7 summit, but host UK says no such plan

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Macron wants Belarus opposition to join G7 summit, but host UK says no such plan

French President Emmanuel Macron would like to invite the Belarusian opposition to the Group of Seven summit due to be held next month in Cornwall, if host country Britain agrees, the French presidency said on Tuesday.

But a British government spokeswoman said there were no plans at the moment to invite "further national participants to the G7 Summit", adding that the leaders would discuss "Belarus' reckless and dangerous behaviour".

 

Western countries are keen to show their support for opponents of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko after authorities in Minsk forced down a passenger plane on Sunday and arrested a dissident journalist on board. 

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