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Extraordinary EU foreign ministers meeting over Belarus scheduled for Friday, Sweden's Linde says

FILE PHOTO: Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde attends a meeting with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov (not pictured) in Moscow, Russia February 4, 2020. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden’s foreign minister said she had been invited to an extraordinary EU foreign affairs meeting on Friday to discuss potential sanctions on Belarus following Sunday’s presidential election there.

“This morning there has been a summons to an extraordinary EU foreign ministers’ meeting on Friday where we will discuss precisely this (sanctions),” Foreign Minister Ann Linde told Swedish radio in an interview on Wednesday.

Reporting by Anna Ringstrom; Editing by Catherine Evans