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MP: Enforcement of Belarus-EU visa facilitation agreement in June is realistic
13 January, 09:46
The Schengen visa fee for Belarusians will drop to €35 while the decision to issue a visa will be made within ten days. Many groups of citizens will be able to apply for visas without paying the fee.
Cui Qiming (center). Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Belarus, China discuss cooperation plans for 2020
10 January, 19:58
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.
Important union development initiatives in Belarus president's address to EAEU leaders
10 January, 14:58
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.
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Belarusian ambassador meets with Pope Francis, conveys greetings from country's leadership
10 January, 11:12
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.
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CSTO to issue statements on international security
10 January, 09:00
The participants of the CSTO session discussed draft political statements on a number of issues related to international security, Vladimir Zainetdinov said.
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New CSTO secretary general assumes office
9 January, 13:57
Addressing the staff of the secretariat, Stanislav Zas said that the appointment to the post of the CSTO Secretary General is a great honor and a great responsibility for him.
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Belarus' MPs to ratify visa facilitation agreement at spring session
9 January, 10:13
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.
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European Union looking into security built into Belarusian biometric passports for diplomats
8 January, 19:06
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.”
Belarus-EU visa facilitation agreement expected to come into force in June 2020
8 January, 18:41
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.”
EU promises to promptly ratify agreements with Belarus on visa facilitation, readmission
8 January, 18:01
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.
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