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Belarus To Open Embassy In Spain This Year

A rainbow is seen as a bird flies past a giant Spanish flag at Colon square in Madrid, Spain, July 27, 2016. Picture taken July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Susana Vera - RTSK7KZ

The diplomatic mission of Belarus in Spain will be opened in 2016. The corresponding decision was affirmed by the Council of Ministers on August 17.

The two countries established diplomatic relations on February 13, 1992.

In 2015 trade turnover between Belarus and Spain reached $269.9 million with the share of Belarusian export at $20.8 million.

Previously citizens of Spain had to turn to the Embassy of Belarus in France in case of necessity.