On January 8-12, 2020 the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and to the Holy See concurrently Sergei Aleinik visits the Vatican.
On January 9, 2020 the Ambassador of Belarus took part in the annual New Year’s audience of Pope Francis with the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See. On the margins of the event, S.Aleinik had a brief conversation with the Pontiff and conveyed to him congratulations on Christmas and New Year holidays from the leadership of Belarus.
During the visit, Ambassador of Belarus met with the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. The interlocutors discussed topical issues of Belarusian-Vatican relationship, positively assessed interaction in international organizations, and exchanged views on the situation in the region.
S.Aleinik also held a number of meetings with other official representatives of the Vatican.