Meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach

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Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko met with President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach on 30 June.

The parties discussed cooperation between Belarus and the International Olympic Committee in the promotion of Olympic movement. Thomas Bach is expected to attend the closing ceremony of the 2nd European Games.

Thomas Bach told Aleksandr Lukashenko that his first visit to Minsk took place some 50 years ago when he was an athlete. The ongoing visit is his send time in Belarus. “I cherish very good memories of that time,” he added.

A medal celebrating the 125th anniversary of the International Olympic Committee was presented to the Belarusian President at the meeting.