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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
H.E. Vladimir MAKEI


Born in 1958 in Grodno Region, Belarus.
Graduated from the Minsk State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages (1980), Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria (1993).
1980–1993 Service in the Armed Forces of the USSR / Republic of Belarus. Retired Colonel.
1993–1995 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, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
1995–1996 Deputy Head of the State Protocol Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
1996–1999 Representative of the Republic of Belarus at the Council of Europe – Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the French Republic.
1999–2000 Director of the Pan-European Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
2000–2008 Assistant to the President of the Republic of Belarus.
2008–2012 Head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus.
Since August, 2012 Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
Holds the diplomatic rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Speaks German and English.
Married, has three children.

First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
H.E. Sergei ALEINIK


Born in 1965 in Minsk. 
Graduated from the Minsk State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages (1986), attended courses arranged by Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria (1992-1993).
1986‒1988 – Deputy Secretary of the Komsomol Committee of the Minsk State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages.
1988‒1992 – Service in the Armed Forces.
1992‒1993 – Third Secretary of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
1993‒1994 – Head of the Passport and Visa Division of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
1994‒1995 – Deputy Head of the State Protocol Division, Deputy Head of the State Protocol Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
1995‒1996 – Consul, Head of the Oversea Service of the Republic of Belarus in the Hague.
1996‒1999 – Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
1999‒2002 – Acting Head of the State Protocol Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
2002‒2009 – Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva (Swiss Confederation), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Holy See, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Sovereign Military Order of Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta (upon the release from the office of Permanent Representative in 2009 the concurrent functions were retained).
2009‒2013 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
2013‒2020 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to Ireland, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Holy See, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the International Maritime Organization.
2020‒2022 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
Since February 14, 2022 - First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
Holds the diplomatic rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Speaks English and German.
Married, has two sons.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus 
H.E. Evgeny SHESTAKOV


Born in 1969 in Volgograd.
Graduated from the Minsk State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages (1992), attended a course arranged by the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics special faculty (1993).
1992-1993 – Attaché of the Bilateral Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
1993-1995 – Attaché, Third Secretary, Second Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Lithuanian Republic.
1995-1998 – Second Secretary of the General and Legal Secretariat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
1998-2003 – First Secretary, Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Russian Federation.
2003-2004 – Head of the Organization and Documentation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
2004-2008 – Head of the Chief Organization and Control Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
2008-2016 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Italian Republic, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
2009-2016 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Malta with concurrent accreditation.
From March, 2016 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
Holds the diplomatic rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Speaks English, French, Lithuanian and Italian.
Married, has two children.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
H.E. Yuri AMBRAZEVICH 
Born in 1975 in Minsk.
Graduated from the Belarusian State University (1997).
1997-1999 – Attache of the Division of International Legal Issues of Multilateral Cooperation of the Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
1999-2000 – First Secretary, Head of the Division of International Legal Issues of Bilateral Cooperation of the Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
2000-2004 – First Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Kingdom of Belgium / Mission of the Republic of Belarus to the European Communities.
2004-2006 – Head of the Division (assistant to the Minister) of the Secretariat of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Chief Organization and Control Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
2006-2007 – Deputy Head of the Department – Head of the Organizational Work Division of the Documentation and Control Department of the Chief Organization and Control Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
2007-2012 – Minister Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Kingdom of Belgium.
2012-2015 – Director General, General Directorate for Multilateral Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
2015-2022 – Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva (Swiss Confederation).
Since March, 2022 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
Holds the diplomatic rank of the Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Second class.
Speaks English and French.
Married, has a son and a daughter.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
H.E. Igor NAZARUK

Born in 1965 in Brest Region, Belarus
Graduated from the Belarusian Polytechnical Institute (1992). 

1982-1984 – Miller, Minsk Instrumental Plant
1984-1986 – Service in the Armed Forces 
1986-1987 – Miller, Central Design Bureau, Academy of Science of the BSSR
1987-1992 – Studies in the Belarusian Polytechnical Institute
1992-1994 – Engineer, Joint Venture "Dialog-Minsk",”Invest-Holding“
1994-2005 – Service in the Minsk Regional Customs and State Customs Committee, last position – the Deputy Director, Director of the Tariff Regulation and Customs Payments Department  
2005-2008 – Deputy Director of Foreign Trade Policy Department, Director of Tariff and Customs Regulation Department, Directorate-General for Foreign Economic Activity, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2008-2011 – Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Republic of Latvia
2011-2013 – Deputy Director – Director of Foreign Trade Policy Department, Directorate-General for Foreign Economic Activity, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2013-2015 – Director, Directorate-General for Foreign Economic Activity, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2015-2020 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Armenia 
2020-2022 – Director, Trade Policy Department, Eurasian Economic Commission 
Since March, 2022 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
Holds the diplomatic rank of the Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Second Class. 
Speaks English and Spanish. 
Married, has a daughter. 

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