Belarus, EU hope to agree on problematic provisions of visa facilitation agreement

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Belarus, EU hope to agree on problematic provisions of visa facilitation agreement

Belarus hopes to reconcile positions with the EU on the simplification of visa formalities. Minsk is hosting another round of negotiations on the draft agreement. 

They involve representatives of the main consular department of the Foreign Ministry and the Department of Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Interior. The EU side is represented by the Directorate General for Home Affairs of the European Commission.

Dmitry Mironchik, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Belarus:
The third round of the talks on the draft agreement to simplify visa formalities between the Republic of Belarus and the EU. The Belarusian side hopes to additionally reconcile positions of Belarus and the EU on the relevant draft document and agree on a number of provisions that previously caused difficulties.