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8 Feb 2018

Belarus ready to help Kaliningrad prepare for 2018 FIFA World Cup

MINSK, 9 February (BelTA) – Belarus is ready to provide any necessary assistance to Kaliningrad in the organization of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The statement was made during a meeting of the diplomatic representatives accredited in Kaliningrad Oblast with Deputy Chairman of the Kaliningrad Oblast Government Alexander Rolbinov and head of the Agency of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation Alla Ivanova, BelTA learned from the website of the Belarusian embassy in the Russian Federation.

The meeting discussed issues related to the 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage in Kaliningrad. The parties talked over the preparation for the tournament, the principles of interaction between all the involved parties, organizational issues and security measures related to the accommodation and visa support of foreign fans, the work of the fan zone and volunteer services.

“Belarus has considerable experience in organizing large-scale sport tournaments, including the 2014 IIHF World Championship, and is ready to provide any necessary assistance in the organization of the upcoming event at a high level,” said Sergei Molunov, head of the office of the Belarusian Embassy in Kaliningrad.

The diplomatic missions agreed to continue regular contacts for an exchange of relevant information.


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