Europe

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus

Contact

Address: Vul. Lenina, 19, Minsk 220030, Republic of Belarus

Tel: +(375 17) 327 29 22

Email: mail@mfa.gov.by

www.mfa.gov.by/en/

The Minister

Vladimir Makei

Minister of Foreign Affairs

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In 1980 Vladimir Makei graduated from Minsk State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages and in 1993 from the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Forein Affairs of Austria.
From 1980 until 1993 Vladimir Makei served in the Armed Forces of the USSR.

From 1993 until 1995 he served as a Third Secretary of the Information and Humanitarian Cooperation Department, Second Secretary of the Analysis and Forecast Division, Second Secretary of the Office of the Minister and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

From 1995 until 1996 he served as a Deputy Head of the State Protocol Service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From the 1996 until 1999, Makei served as a Representative of the Republic of Belarus at the Council of Europe, then from the 1999 until 2000 as a Director of the Pan-European Cooparation Department and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

From the years 2000 until 2008 Makei was an assistant to the Presisident of the Republic of Belarus and from 2008 until 2012 was Head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus.
On the 20th of August 2012 Makei became the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.

About

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus is a republican body of governance reporting to the Government of the Republic of Belarus.

The MFA pursues a public policy in the domain of foreign relations and coordinates our country’s international political and economic activity in line with the Bylaw (in Russian) on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, enacted by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.

The MFA system comprises a central office, diplomatic and consular posts abroad as well as Information Republican Unitary Enterprise “National Centre for Marketing and Price Study”.

The MFA is responsible for the sphere of international relations. Its mission is to promote the rights and interests of the Republic of Belarus on the international arena; ensure the exercise of rights of Belarusian citizens and organizations abroad; provide favorable conditions for advancing our economic interests abroad; collect information about and study the conditions and tendencies in international development; draft regulations on the foreign-policy and foreign-economic course of the Republic of Belarus etc.

The MFA also coordinates cooperation between local and foreign governmental bodies, international organizations and intergovernmental institutions; organizes and participates in the visits of state and government delegations of the Republic of Belarus abroad; negotiates with the representatives of foreign countries, international organizations and intergovernmental institutions; contributes to organizing international forums both in Belarus and abroad, etc.