Andrei Dapkiunas and Cui Qiming discussed plans for Belarus-China cooperation in 2020 in detail. They also talked over topical aspects of cooperation and mutual support of the two countries in international organizations.
The expert believes the need to go ahead with the previously planned and authorized completion of the formation of the common transport and energy markets is correctly emphasized by the Belarus president's statement.
Belarus Ambassador to the UK and concurrently to the Holy See Sergei Aleinik took part in the annual audience of Pope Francis to the members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See for the New Year greetings.
Belarusian MPs are set to ratify the Agreement on Visa Facilitation with the European Union at the spring session, Chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs of the House of Representatives Andrei Savinykh said.
Davor Bozinovic said: “Belarus has shared characteristics of new diplomatic biometric passports with us recently. The ratification of the agreement hinges on a positive conclusion about their security and the degree of protection.”
The source said: “The Belarusian parliament will also have to ratify the agreements. The agreements may come into force in June 2020 (on the first day of the second month after signing). The agreements will come into force on the same day.”
The agreements were signed by Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei, European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson, and Croatian Internal Affairs Minister, Deputy Prime Minister Davor Bozinovic.