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  Belarus is looking forward to the visit of the Latvian Foreign Minister

2013 04 11

The development of relations between Minsk and Brussels will be discussed on 10 April in Vitebsk during the meeting of foreign ministers of Belarus and Latvia, reported press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

The official statement says that during the meeting of Vladimir Makey with Edgar Rinkevich "a full range of relevant issues related to the development of Belarusian-Latvian cooperation in political, commercial - economic and humanitarian spheres, as well as the Belarus-EU interaction will be discussed”.

The foreign ministers will also revise the results of the implementation of the intergovernmental agreement effected since 1 February 2012 on the simplified travelling procedure facilitating mutual trips of cross-border residents, and also sign an agreement on the state border regime.

According to the background information of the Belarus Foreign Ministry, Latvia in 2012 ranked the 5-th among foreign trade partners of Belarus according to the turnover of goods and the 4th according to the volume of export.

In 2012 Belarus supplied to Latvia mainly petrochemicals, as well as production of metallurgy, machinery, agriculture, forestry, food processing, and imported from Latvia mainly medicines, fish, textiles, hosiery, cement, engines and motors, metal constructions.

Material has been prepared by the Centre of Geopolitical Studies with reference to the article from “IA REGNUM” of 08 04 2013

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Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in the International Court of Justice for terrorism and racism (17)

2017 01 19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine filed a lawsuit in the UN International Court of Justice against Russia within the framework of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, says the site of the Foreign Minister. This is done on the instructions of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, issued on 16 January.

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In Lithuania the amount of 110 thousand Euros was collected at a concert in support of the ATO fighters and residents of Donbass (9)

2017 01 17

On 13 January a concert "Together to the victory" was held in Lithuania, where the audience decided to support Ukraine's defence and donated 110 thousand Euros.


Belarus has established a visa-free regime for citizens of 80 countries (2)

2017 01 10

Alexander Lukashenko on 9 January signed a decree № 8 "On the establishment of visa-free entry and exit of foreign nationals." The document establishes visa-free entry to Belarus for a period not exceeding 5 days at the entrance through the checkpoint "National Airport Minsk" for citizens of 80 countries, - reported the press service of the President of Belarus.

The European Parliament approved the recall of visas for citizens of Ukraine and Georgia (2)

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