The day before, the Head of the Belarusian State held several important talks. The leaders of Belarus and Russia met in an informal setting in the "Zaslavl" residence. The president of Tajikistan also joined the conversation. Further development of cooperation between Belarus and the IOC was discussed at a meeting with the head of this international organization. The fact that Belarus pays great attention to the development of the tourism industry was mentioned by the President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization. According to the guest, excellent infrastructure, Belarusian hospitality and advertising of the country by fans of the Games will contribute to the influx of tourists. The meeting of the President of Belarus with the Minister for the Restoration of Japan also took place at the Palace of Independence. Minsk and Tokyo intend to increase the level of relations, despite the distance between the countries.