Belarusian MPs are set to ratify the Agreement on Visa Facilitation with the European Union at the spring session, Chairman of the Standing Commission on International Affairs of the House of Representatives Andrei Savinykh has told the media. In his words, the agreement will facilitate travel, promote international contacts and tourism, and strengthen trust and mutual understanding between nations. Belarusian MPs declare their readiness to ratify this agreement in the priority manner. Belarus and the European Union signed the agreements on facilitating visa procedures and on readmitting the individuals staying without an authorization on 8 January in Brussels. The Schengen visa fee for Belarusians will drop to €35 while the decision to issue a visa will be made within ten days. The visa facilitation agreement is expected to come into force in June 2020.