Swiss Embassy opens in Minsk

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

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.