Swiss Embassy opens in Minsk
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The Swiss embassy was opened in Minsk

In Minsk, at Svabody Square, 11 Swiss Embassy was opened. Before that, only a representative office of this country worked in Belarus. The head of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign AffairsIgnazio Cassis flew to the Belarusian capital for the opening ceremony. Together with him the embassy was opened by the head of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry Vladimir Makei.

USA Charge d'Affaires in Belarus Jennifer Moore
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Head of the U.S. Embassy Jennifer Moore on U.S. visas, Kremlin influence and elections in Belarus

Since Karen Stewart left that post in March 2008, the U.S. diplomatic mission to Belarus has been head by a Chargé d’Affaires. For a little over a year, Jenifer Moore has been working in this position, representing the U.S. government and its interests here. Now she speaks about the expected arrival of a new ambassador, the high cost of American visas, what she expects from Belarusian parliamentary elections, and what she does in addition to her work.

Yauheni Preiherman
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Belarus-EU Relations: Uneven Rapprochement

The first three months of 2019 already saw a series of positive developments in the normalization of relations between Belarus and the European Union. Yet, the process remains not only slow, but also contradictory. This is one of the conclusions that came out of a March 5 government meeting on foreign policy, held by Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.