Russia Strengthens Relations With Belarus, Ratified Visa Agreement

Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has signed a law on ratification of the intergovernmental agreement with Belarus on mutual recognition of visas. The agreement regulates migration processes on the territory of the Union State countries.

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According to the document, foreigners and stateless persons receive the right to enter, leave, stay, transit through the territory of Belarus and Russia on the basis of a visa of one of the states and identity documents. This remains in force until one of the parties notifies the other in writing through diplomatic channels of its intention to terminate it.

A system of information exchange with the Belarusian side on issued and cancelled permits for entry and stay, as well as crossing the borders of Russia and Belarus at checkpoints, has also been created.

It is worth reminding that Russia ans Belarus strengthen their relations in various spheres, not only on visa issues. For example, a week ago, Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus, Pyotr Parkhomchik, spoke about the reorientation of Belarusian exports to Russian routes.

“We have found these logistics routes [for Belarusian exports], the Russian Federation supported us. We have several directions. Yes, the time for logistics has grown, the distance has increased as well. But the Russian Federation, within the framework of the agreements, provided us with quite pleasant exclusive prices for the movement of our goods: due to this difference, our product has not lost its competitiveness,” Parkhomchik noted.

The Deputy Prime Minister also expressed the opinion that 2023 will be a successful year for the Belarusian Potash Company and for the Belarusian Oil Company.

“There are basic agreements, and we expect that we will have an increase to the level of 2022 [in the export of potash fertilizers and petroleum products],” he said.

Ru-Main, 30.01.2023
Source: RIA Novosti 

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