The administration of George Bush reported about its intention to hold consultations with the European governments with a view to revising the issue of canceling restrictions on issuing visas to high-ranking representatives of the Belarussian government, introduced last month by the USA and the European Union's member countries. The report of the US State Department circulated in Washington stresses that the US administration welcomes the decision of the Belarussian authorities to resume the work of the OSCE mission in Minsk.
This is an important step towards restoring the efficient relations between Belarus and the OSCE, says the report which also expresses the hope that by resuming the work of the OSCE mission in Minsk Belarus shows its readiness to respect its international commitments and the striving of the Belarussian government to observe and respect the human rights in the country.
On November 26th, 2002, the US administration banned the issue of entry visas to Belarussian president Alexander Lukashenko and to another seven high-ranking representatives of the Belarussian government. The report of the State Department concerning the ban said that the reason for its introduction was closing the OSCE mission in Minsk and the deterioration of the human rights situation in Belarus.
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part