Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the International Organisations in Vienna Andrei Dapkiunas presented credentials to Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Li Yong in an official ceremony on 22 September, BelTA learned from the Belarusian embassy in Austria.
Pavel Latushko and Igor Leshchenya have been stripped of the diplomatic rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary due to actions discrediting the state (diplomatic) service. Aleksandr Lukashenko signed the relevant decrees on 16 September, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian head of state.
The Presidium of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus has stated that the resolution of the Seimas, the parliament of Lithuania, as of 10 September runs counter to the spirit of good neighborlinesses between the two countries and universal parliamentary principles. This statement was posted on the website of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament, BelTA has learned.