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24 March 2020, 11:29

Belarus' MPs to ratify visa facilitation agreement with EU on 2-3 April

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MINSK, 24 March (BelTA) – The visa facilitation agreement with the European Union will be ratified on 2-3 April, at the spring session of the Belarusian parliament, Chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs of the House of Representatives Andrei Savinykh told journalists on 24 March, BelTA has learned.

“At today's meeting, the commission is set to discuss the visa facilitation agreement. It is a very important stage, after which the draft agreement will be handed over to the Council of the House of Representatives and then submitted for ratification,” Andrei Savinykh said. “Taking into account all the procedures, we believe that the ratification of the agreement will be given priority. We expect to ratify it on 2-3 April at the latest. I am confident that by the time the coronavirus pandemic starts abating and people return to the normal way of life, begin traveling and going on business trips, the agreement will have already entered into force with visas costing less," he added.

Andrei Savinykh noted that the pandemic will not affect the spring session of the parliament. It will be held in due course.

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