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23 November 2020, 12:41

Belarus, Israel agree to address consular issues more effectively

MINSK, 21 November (BelTA) - Belarus and Israel have agreed on a more effective of consular issues, BelTA learned from the Belarusian diplomatic mission in Israel.

“The ministries of foreign affairs of Belarus and Israel held regular consular consultations at the level of the heads of the consular services of the foreign ministries of the two countries via a video link,” the embassy informed. "The Belarusian and Israeli delegations also included the heads and officials of the diplomatic missions of the two countries, the Population and Immigration Authority of Israel, representatives of the consular departments of the ministries of foreign affairs."

The parties addressed a wide range of issues of interaction, shared experiences in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and providing assistance to citizens.

Particular attention was paid to finding ways to reduce the number of refusals to Belarusian citizens to enter Israel.

The parties agreed to resolve consular issues more effectively. For this purpose a Belarusian delegation will visit Israel after the epidemiological situation normalizes and sign relevant documents.

The Israeli side thanked Belarus for helping a large number of Israeli citizens to return home via Minsk National Airport using Belavia Airlines at a time of traffic lockdown and during the recent stay of Hasidic pilgrims in Belarus.

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