Minsk Province

Russia Introduces Border Controls with Belarus

Russian authorities have introduced border checks with Belarus days after Minsk's decision to scrap short-term visas for nationals of 80 states.

The measure has been ordered by Russia's domestic security service FSB Aleksandr Bortnikov, according to Sputnik News.

Russian media do not give an explicit link between the border controls and the visa waiver.

Vucic meets with Myasnikovich

MINSK - Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic met in Minsk on Thursday with Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus.

They highlighted the significance of the good parliamentary cooperation, noting it was contributing to preserving the friendly traditions, the Serbian government press office said in a statement.

Serbia, Belarus sign intergovernmental agreements

MINSK - Serbia and Belarus on Thursday signed several intergovernmental agreements in the areas of the economy, health care, tourism, culture, sport and military-technical cooperation.

The agreements were signed in Minsk at a ceremony attended by PMs Aleksandar Vucic and Andrei Kobyakov.

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Kobyakov: Serbia our key economic partner in Balkans

MINSK - Serbia is Belarus's key economic partner in the Balkans, Belarusian PM Andrei Kobyakov said Thursday.

Belarus is committed to long-term cooperation with Serbia, Kobyakov said after a meeting with Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic, welcoming the signing of a road map for bilateral cooperation, aimed at creating optimal conditions for economic ties.

Vucic arrives in Minsk, to meet with Lukashenko, Kobyakov

MINSK - Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic arrived in Minsk Wednesday on an official visit to Belarus, where he will have bilateral meetings with President Alexander Lukashenko and PM Andrei Kobyakov on Thursday and Friday.

Vucic was welcomed at the Minsk airport by Trade Minister Vladimir Koltovich.

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