First official visit to Belarus 8-9 July 2010
''We share with Belarus much more than just a common border. Our cultural and economic ties go back many centuries. We have an opportunity to see these ties go forward, and extended; if this opportunity is seized by Belarusian authorities for the benefit of their citizens.'' stated Commissioner Füle prior to the visit.
In Minsk the Commissioner met President Alyaksander Lukashenka, other Belarusian leaders, representatives of the opposition and civil society, and spoke to the media.