Diplomatic mission of Hungary to Belarus to open December 10
Charge d’affaires ad interim of the Hungarian Republic to Belarus László Daróczi will arrive in Minsk on December 10. On this day the diplomatic mission of Hungary to Belarus will start functioning.
Earlier the Hungarian embassy in Belarus was accredited in Moscow (on concurrent). As BelTA learnt from the diplomatic embassy of Belarus in Budapest, László Daróczi was appointed charge d’affaires in line with a relevant resolution approved by the Foreign Ministry of Hungary. He will act as the head of the diplomatic mission till Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hungarian Republic to the Republic of Belarus is appointed.
The Hungarian embassy in Minsk is expected to start performing consular functions and issuing visas after settling all organizational issues relating to placing the diplomatic mission and its consular department and creating all necessary conditions for receiving visitors. Till that moment citizens of Belarus will have to follow the procedures for applying for the Hungarian entry visas established earlier.
Belarus and Hungary established diplomatic relations on February 12, 1992. The Belarusian embassy was opened in Budapest in January 2000. For the ten months of the current year the trade turnover between the two countries exceeded $220 million and grew by 27.6% as against the same period of 2006. The Belarusian export to Hungary reached $115.7 million (up by 38%): the import - $104.4 million (17.8%). Belarus exports to Hungary mainly oil products, tractors, timber and timber goods, ferrous metals and goods made of them, fertilizers, tractor and truck spare parts, salt, chemical threads and fiber. Belarus imports from Hungary pharmaceutical products, TVs, farm machines and equipment, tractor and truck spare parts. Hungary ranks 13th among trade-economic partners of Belarus outside the CIS. (law.by)
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