New accommodation centers for foreigners in Belarus ‘no reason for Russia’s concern’

Russian partners have absolutely no reasons for concerns in view of the agreement between Belarus and the International Organization for Migration on setting up cutting-edge centers for the temporary accommodation of foreign citizens in Belarus. The point of view was formulated by Dmitry Mironchik, Head of the Information Office, Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, when asked to comment on the statement made by Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov. In particular, Sergei Lavrov noted that the Belarus-EU agreement on creating centers for the temporary accommodation of foreigners “raises questions and enables opportunities for abuse,” BelTA has learned.
The Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “Let me begin by saying that in today’s extremely complicated situation Belarus is one of the few countries on the continent to effectively tackle the migration problem in a civilized way. The fact has been recognized by the relevant international bodies including the International Organization for Migration and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. We are confident that our Russian partners have not a single reason for concern due to the agreement between Belarus and the International Organization for Migration on setting up centers for the temporary accommodation of foreign citizens in accordance with up-to-date standards. The work will be financed with assistance of the European Union.”

Dmitry Mironchik also stressed: “Belarus and Russia share a common cause that is fully compliant with efforts aimed at developing the common migration space of Belarus and Russia.”
Source: http://eng.belta.by
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