Easing EU visa requirements is one of Belarus’ priorities, says Belrussian Foreign Minister

Relaxing the Belarus-EU visa requirements is a priority of the dialogue between Belarus and the European Union, Foreign Minister of Belarus Sergei Martynov said in a meeting with the EU Troika in Brussels.

“The visa barrier hampers free travel to Europe. Therefore the visa-related difficulties should be removed,” Sergei Martynov said.

According to the minister, Belarus has every reason to hope that the visa issues will be settled in its favor. “Our citizens have to pay for the Schengen visa twice as much as citizens of the neighboring countries. For Belarusians, visa procedures are extremely long and complicated,” Sergei Martynov added.

The second important issue on the Brussels-Minsk agenda is trade. “Belarus would like to see better terms for cooperation with the EU in this area,” Sergei Martynov said.

Source: news.belta.by

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