Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi will back the European Union`s sanctions against Belarus.
He made this announcement during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday.
Earlier this month, official Berlin said it was going to revive sanctions against Belarus following mass opposition riots in Minsk that were sparked by Alexander Lukashenko`s re-election as president.
Among other sanctions, Germany suggested a travel ban on key figures in Lukashenko`s Cabinet, a move that had been earlier rejected by Italy.
The EU first banned Mr. Lukashenko and some other Belarusian politicians from travelling to Europe in 2006.
The ban was removed two years later after a group of political prisoners were freed in Minsk.