Belarus-Israel visa abolition agreement to enter into force on 26 November
MINSK (BelTA) – Belarus' Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Belarus Yosef Shagal in connection with the expiry of the diplomat's term of office in Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"The parties exchanged views on a wide range of issues of the Belarusian-Israeli cooperation. The Minister thanked the Ambassador for his significant personal contribution to development of the Belarusian-Israeli relations, the expansion of trade and economic relations and, in particular, credit and investment cooperation, and to the advancement of the decision to abolish visa requirements for holders of parties of national passports,” the press service informed.
Yosef Shagal handed over a note on the implementation by Israel of the internal state procedures required for the entry into force of the Belarus-Israel intergovernmental agreement on the abolition of visas for holders of national passports signed in Minsk on 19 September 2014.
The Belarusian side informed the Israeli side on the implementation of internal procedures in January this year.
According to the press service, in accordance with Article 7 of the Belarus-Israel intergovernmental agreement on the abolition of visas for holders of national passports, the document shall enter into force 90 days from the date of receipt of the last written notification, through diplomatic channels, about the completion of the internal state procedures required for the agreement to enter into force. Thus, the agreement shall enter into force on 26 November 2015.