The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus expressed regret in connection with the demand of the American side to close the consulate general of the republic in New York. This was reported by the press service of the department.
The message says that the corresponding US requirement will worsen the conditions of consular services for residents of Belarus. Thus, the closure of the Consulate General shows “the real meaning of the American side’s regular statements about“ support ”and“ care ”for the Belarusian people,” the Foreign Ministry said.
The ministry called on the citizens of the republic and the United States to be sympathetic to the inconveniences due to the need to apply for consular assistance exclusively to the Belarusian embassy in Washington.
The ministry stressed that these circumstances do not depend on the Belarusian side.
Earlier it was reported that the Consulate General of Belarus in New York will stop working on October 21 at the request of the American side.