Unrecognized by the authorities, the Union of Poles in Belarus urges to decide the issue of its legalization.
The General Council of the unrecognized Union of Poles in Belarus headed by Andzelika Borys addressed the Polish Ambassador in Belarus with a request to bring up more actively the issue of legalizing their organization during negotiations with the Belarusian authorities, Radio Svaboda reports.
The appeal of the General Council to the Polish Ambassador, Konrad Pavlik, says that the Union of Poles has repeatedly declared its willingness to negotiate with the Belarusian authorities about legalizing its activities.
The General Council members believe that the recently declared improvement of relations at the highest level between Belarus and Poland creates an opportunity to resolve the disputable issues related to the Union of Poles in Belarus.
"We ask you, in your contacts with representatives of the Belarusian authorities, to bring up the issues related to the legalization of the Union of Poles in Belarus, as well as of its leadership, which has been elected democratically."
Since 2005, there are two Unions of Poles in Belarus. One of them is supported by the Belarusian authorities, and the second one, led by Andzelika Borys, is not recognized, but has the support of the Polish authorities.