Belarusian citizenship granted to 244 people, including 24 minors

    Belarusian  President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed Decree No. 223 on 11 June to grant Belarusian citizenship to 244 foreigners, including 24 minors.

    These are natives of 18 countries. Belarusian passports will be handed over to them following a solemn ceremony of taking the oath of citizenship.

    At the same time the head of state turned down citizenship applications filed by a number of foreign nationals who have not met all the requirements for the Belarusian citizenship.