(ECNS) -- The House of Representatives of Belarus ratified an intergovernmental agreement on visa-free travel with China on Wednesday.
According to the agreement, citizens of the two countries can use their passports to visit the other country for a single visa-free trip of no more than 30 days, with up to 90 days without visas in a year.
In 2017, Belarus granted a 30-day visa-free entry to Chinese citizens with passports for public affairs.
Belarus' Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Evgeny Shestakov said the agreement will increase the number of Chinese visitors to Belarus and become one of the driving factors for tourism development.
The agreement will also strengthen and develop contact and cooperation between Belarus and China in politics, economy, science and culture, Shestakov said.
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed the visa-free travel agreement while attending the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Qingdao in June.