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  • Scott Rauland (left) and Sergei Nalivaiko exchange binders with the signed agreement

    U.S. and Belarus Sign FATCA Agreement

    U.S. Charge d’Affaires Scott Rauland and Belarusian Minister of Taxation Sergei Nalivaiko signed an intergovernmental agreement to implement the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

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  • Due to restrictions imposed unilaterally by the Belarusian Government in 2008 on the number of U.S. diplomats allowed in Minsk, the American Embassy was forced to reduce its staff from 35 to five diplomats as well as withdraw its Ambassador. The number of U.S. diplomats was later increased to six in July 2014. The imposed reduction in staff has greatly impeded the Embassy's ability to carry out mutually beneficial diplomatic programs and activities, including cultural and educational exchanges, assistance programs, and visa services.

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