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Today, on 24 May 2021, the Ambassador of Latvia to Belarus, Einārs Semanis, was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, where he was notified of the decision ordering diplomats from the Embassy of Latvia in Minsk to leave the country. The Ambassador is to leave Belarus within 24 hours, while other diplomats are given 48 hours. One administrative staff member will remain at the Embassy to go on with the work.

In response to the actions taken by Belarus, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia has summoned the Chargé d’ Affaires, a. i., of Belarus to inform her of reciprocal measures including the expulsion of Belarusian diplomats until a time when the relationship returns to normal.