MINSK, 13 February (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has been invited to pay a visit to Switzerland to attend the IIHF World Championship that the country is hosting in May 2020, BelTA has learned.
“Switzerland is hosting the IIHF World Championship this year. I would like to invite you to attend one of the matches of this championship. This could be the first, unofficial, but very important step,” Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Ignazio Cassis said as he met with the president.
“Thank you. If this visit is to take place, we will instruct Peter Spuhler [owner of Stadler Rail Group that invests in Belarus] with the organization of the visit,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
Telegram-channel Pul 1 posted the video of the conversation.
As BelTA reported earlier, Aleksandr Lukashenko met with Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Ignazio Cassis at the Palace of Independence on 13 February. The Belarusian head of state stated that Belarus is ready to provide the most favorable investment conditions to Swiss business. One of the reasons for the visit of the head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs to Minsk was the opening of Switzerland's embassy in Belarus.