Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

EU ready for talks with Belarus on visa facilitation

12 Sep 2018, 19:43 ( 2 Months ago) | updated: 12 Sep 2018, 19:48 ( 2 Months ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
File Photo Finnish Border Guard, Lapland.

The European Union (EU) is ready for talks with Belarus on visa facilitation and readmission, head of the EU Delegation to Belarus Andrea Wiktorin said here on Wednesday.

   The exact date of the fifth round of talks on visa facilitation and readmission agreements between Belarus and the EU has not yet been determined, Wiktorin told local media.

   "The date is not known yet, we are waiting for the decision of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry," Wiktorin said, adding that the EU is ready for the talks.

   The talks on visa facilitation and readmission officially started in January 2014.

   The agreement can simplify and reduce the cost of issuing short-term visas to the Belarusians by the EU.

   The document can also allow Belarus to better ensure the readmission of its citizens who do not have the right to be on the territory of the EU.

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