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06/28/2018

Belarusian MPs ratify visa-free agreement with China

LR – Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko and Chinese President, Xi Jinping

WVNTR – (Xinhua) — The House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on Wednesday ratified the intergovernmental agreement on visa-free travel with China.

“This will happen within 30 days after the parties complete the approval process and inform each other,” Belarusian Deputy Foreign Minister Evgeny Shestakov told reporters.

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The agreement stipulates that Belarusians will be able to stay in China without a visa for up to 30 days in one trip, but not more than 90 days a year. The same rule will apply to Chinese citizens. If a person wants to stay in the country for more than 30 days or engage in educational and professional activities, he or she will need a special visa. Visa-free travel covers private trips, business trips and tourist trips.

The intergovernmental agreement on mutual visa-free travel for ordinary citizens of the two countries was signed in China’s Qingdao on June 10 during Belarusian President’s working visit to China.

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