The Republic of Belarus excludes, in whole, the application of the provisions of the paragraph 2 of the Article 4 of the Convention."
1. In accordance with the Article 8 of the Convention the Republic of Belarus declares that the members of the judicial personnel of another Contracting States may be present at the execution of a letter of Request in civil or commercial matters with prior authorisation by the competent authorities of the Republic of Belarus.
2. In accordance with Articles 16 and 17 of the Convention the Republic of Belarus declares that a diplomatic officer or consular agent and a person duly appointed as a commissioner may take the evidence in the territory of the Republic of Belarus in civil and commercial matters without compulsion with prior permission by the competent authorities and on the conditions which competent authorities has specified.
3. In accordance with Article 18 of the Convention the Republic of Belarus declares that a diplomatic officer or consular agent and commissioner authorized to take evidence under Articles 15, 16 or 17 may apply to the competent authority of the Republic of Belarus for appropriate assistance to obtain the evidence in civil and commercial matters by compulsion.