MINSK, Nov 3 The Russian Consulate General in Grodno should start working before the end of this year, Alexei Maskalev, official representative of the Russian embassy in Belarus, said on Thursday. the consulate in Grodno will begin its work by the end of 2022,” Maskalev said.
He noted that in order to start the functioning of the consulate general, it remains to complete some diplomatic, regulatory procedures. “We are actively working in this direction,” the interlocutor stressed.
In June, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that he had discussed with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko the development of bilateral contacts between Moscow and Minsk, in particular the mutual expansion of the consular presence, and announced plans to open a consulate general in Grodno. Later, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin instructed to conclude an agreement with Belarus on the establishment of the Russian Consulate General in Grodno. At present, the Russian embassy in Minsk and the consulate general in Brest are working in Belarus.