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Belarus not ready for small border traffic agreement with Poland

18 October 2012

Belarus is not ready yet for advancing the work on the Belarusian-Polish agreement on small border traffic. Mr Andrei Savinykh, Head of the Information Office, Press Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, told media on 18 October, BelTA has learned.

“The policy pursued by the Polish establishment in the bilateral relations produces rather an unfavorable climate and, to our great regret, we are unable to progress in this area for now,” said Andrei Savinykh.

He remarked that the practical experience of using the Belarusian-Latvian agreement on mutual travels of citizens was being accumulated and analyzed. According to the official, various agencies and territorial bodies are employed in this work. The process will last till the end of the year. After it is over, the matter of the optimal time for enforcing the agreement with Lithuania will be discussed.

“From the technical point of view the enforcement of the three agreements [with Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland] at the same time raises certain concerns in view of the need to enable the unhindered fulfillment of all the procedures and avoid possible negative phenomena,” said Andrei Savinykh.  

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