MPs are ready to ratify without delay the agreement between Russia and Belarus on mutual recognition of visas, said the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin during the 58th session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia, which takes place in a videoconference mode.
The foreign Ministers of Russia and Belarus Sergey Lavrov and Uladzimir Makei on June 19 in Minsk signed an agreement on mutual recognition of visas. The press Secretary of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Republic Anatoly Glaz later clarified RIA Novosti that the agreement before the entry into force is subject to the internal procedures, it will take effect 30 days after receipt by the parties of the last written notice about their performance.
The OSCE parliamentary Assembly informed the Belarusian Parliament that because of the epidemiological situation will not be able to send its observers to the presidential elections in Belarus said Tuesday in Minsk, the head of the Commission for international Affairs of the lower house of the Parliament of the Republic of Belarus Andrei Savinykh.
"I've discussed this with the parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE. Certainly, we are interested in inviting our colleagues. But OSCE PA already said that they will not be able to send us their observers. This is due to the epidemiological situation (due to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19)," - said Savinykh told reporters.
Belarus plans to complete the procedure in the direction of the Ambassador of the Republic in the United States for 1.5-2 months, said on Tuesday in Minsk the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei.
"I think it's going to happen within the next month and a half, two maximum," said Mackay told reporters.
Director of the Second CIS Department of the MFA of Russia Alexei Polishchuk explained RIA Novosti, the citizens of which countries will be able to move freely within the territories of the Russian Federation and Belarus in accordance with the signed Minsk and Moscow agreement on mutual recognition of visas and can cross the Russian-Belarusian border, the holders of temporary residence permits and residence permits issued in Russia and Belarus.
The agreement on mutual recognition of visas was signed by the foreign Ministers of Russia and Belarus Sergey Lavrov and Uladzimir Makei during the visit of the Russian Minister in Minsk.
Russia and Belarus are interested in preserving the Treaty on open skies, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The Russian Minister noted that the talks with the foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei discussed the issues of strategic stability and arms control.
Russia appreciates the constructive role of Belarus as a platform for the implementation of the Minsk agreements through contacts of Kiev from Donetsk and Lugansk, said the head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov.
"We also appreciate the constructive role of Minsk as a platform for the implementation of the Minsk package of measures through direct contacts of Kiev authorities and representatives of Donetsk and Lugansk," - said Lavrov following talks with Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei.
Belarus waits from Russia of a speedy lifting of all restrictions for citizens to cross the border, introduced on the background of the pandemic coronavirus COVID-19, said Friday the Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei.
"We would like to note with satisfaction the adoption by the Russian side a number of decisions on the lifting of temporary restrictions on movement across the Belarusian-Russian border in respect of certain categories of citizens of the two countries... we Thank the Ministry of foreign Affairs and personally the Minister for the constructive approach and cooperation in these matters, as well as for providing assistance and working together to return our citizens Home. Expect soon the lifting of all restrictions", - Makei said following the talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov arrived in Minsk on a working visit, have informed in the Russian Embassy in Belarus.
"The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov arrived in Minsk on a working visit", - is spoken in the message of Embassy on Twitter.
The arrival of the first train procured Belarus American oil from the Lithuanian port in Klaipeda at the refinery of Naftan, in the Vitebsk region of the Republic is expected in the coming Thursday, the press Secretary of the state concern "Belneftekhim" Alexander Tishchenko.
The first tanker for Belarus with 77 thousand tons of crude oil of the Bakken varieties arrived in the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda late in the evening of 5 June. It was planned that after unloading, the oil is sent by rail to the refinery in Novopolotsk, Vitebsk region. This is the twelfth tanker delivery this year from suppliers, the Russian alternative. The total amount of tanker deliveries exceeded 1 million tons of oil.
The first tanker with almost 80 thousand tons of crude oil for Belarus arrived in the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, reported RIA Novosti on Saturday, the press Secretary of the Belarusian state concern "Belneftekhim" Alexander Tishchenko.
As noted by the press-Secretary of Belarus is the twelfth tanker delivery this year from suppliers, the Russian alternative. "The total amount of tanker deliveries exceeded one million tons of oil," - said Tishchenko.