MINSK (Reuters) - The United States and Belarus will announce plans on Tuesday to bring back ambassadors to their posts in their respective countries after a 10-year hiatus, U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale said during a trip to Minsk.
Belarus has been at odds with the West for years over its human rights record and crackdown on political dissent.
Speaking at a meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk on Tuesday, Hale said that Washington “strongly supports the sovereignty and independence of Belarus”.
Reporting by Andrei Makhovsky; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Catherine Evans