MINSK, 10 September (BelTA) – Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei met with Dirk Schuebel, Head of the European Union's Delegation to Belarus, in Minsk on 10 September, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Vladimir Makei received the copy of credentials from the EU ambassador. The parties discussed the state and prospects for the relations between Belarus and the European Union. Taking into account Dirk Schuebel's involvement in the issues of Belarusian-European relations, the parties focused on the key matters of the joint agenda: the development of the legal framework, preparations for the signing of the agreements on visa facilitation and readmission, planning of the EU financial assistance programs for Belarus, organization of events in Belarus within the framework of the Eastern Partnership.
The minister stated that significant achievements have been made in the dialogue between Minsk and Brussels. He hailed the timely appointment of Dirk Schuebel, one of the most experienced curators of Belarusian-European relations to the post of the Head of the EU Delegation, in terms of sustainability and further development of the positive momentum. The minister expressed his hope that the new EU Delegation and the European Commission will contribute to the progress in the conclusion of a new framework Belarus-the EU agreement.
Vladimir Makei wished Dirk Schuebel success in his future work for the benefit of Belarusian-European relations.