Alexander Lukashenko met with the International Ice Hockey Federation President René Fasel at the Palace of Independence. The conversation began with a discussion of the most important topic for today - the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Both Alexander Lukashenko and René Fasel recovered after COVID-19. Belarus together with Latvia got the right to host the World Ice Hockey Championship this year. Its start is scheduled for late May. Official Minsk has always been responsible in terms of holding world sports championships.