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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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Belarus, EU sign visa facilitation agreement, readmission agreement
8 January, 17:34
The agreement provides for mutual facilitation of visa procedures for a broad spectrum of citizens and for reducing visa fees. Citizens will be able to apply for visas to embassies of European nations and to visa centers.
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Belarus, EU to sign visa facilitation agreement on 8 January
8 January, 16:00
Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei is to sign the agreements in Brussels. The information about it was posted on the website of the European Commission.
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Makei, Pompeo talk over phone
8 January, 10:54
The Belarusian side confirmed its readiness to receive the U.S. secretary of state on an agreed date and emphasized the importance of an open exchange of views on the development of bilateral relations, the situation in the region and the world.
Stanislav Zas. An archive photo
Zas takes over as CSTO secretary general
3 January, 09:30
Stanislav Zas took over as Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on 1 January 2020. The process of appointing a representative of Belarus as CSTO Secretary General took almost a year and was accompanied by rumors in the media.
U.S. secretary of state postpones visit to Belarus
3 January, 09:02
Michael Pompeo's working visit to Belarus was scheduled for 4 January 2020. The U.S. secretary of state was set to hold talks at the highest level, to meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei and to hold other events.
Vladimir Makei and Dmitry Mezentsev. Photo courtesy of the MFA
Belarus' MFA meets with Russian ambassador to discuss bilateral cooperation
31 December, 14:42
The parties discussed the current issues of the Belarusian-Russian cooperation, reviewed the results of 2019 and talked over the schedule of the upcoming contacts for the next year.
Vietnam extends visa waiver for Belarus nationals through 2022
30 December, 18:43
In the run-up to New Year, we continue receiving good news about visa-free travel possibilities for Belarusians. This time the news came from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The country has extended the visa waiver for Belarusians until 31 December 2022, ministry said.
Michael Pompeo. Photo from geopolitika.news
U.S. secretary of state to visit Belarus on 4 January
30 December, 15:12
U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo will travel to Belarus on a working visit on 4 January, said Anatoly Glaz, Head of the Information and Digital Diplomacy Office, Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Belarus invites Russia to hold next regional forum in Minsk and Minsk Oblast
30 December, 11:07
Belarus suggests holding the 7th Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia in Minsk and Minsk Oblast in 2020, Chairwoman of the Council of the Republic Natalya Kochanova said in an in interview with the ONT Kontury program on 29 December.
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