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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 20, 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. Aleksandr GURYANOV


Born in 1972 in Lomonosov, Leningrad region, Russian Federation. 
Graduated from the Belarussian State Economic University (1994).
1993‒1994 – Second/First Category Specialist of the Credit and Investment Department of the State Committee for Foreign Economic Relations of the Republic of Belarus.
1994‒1997 – Leading Specialist, Head of the Department of Cooperation with International Financial Organizations and Funds, Deputy Head of the Credit and Investment Department of the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations of the Republic of Belarus.
1997‒1999 – Second Secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the Republic of Poland.
1999‒2002 – Counsellor of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the United Arab Emirates.
2002‒2006 – Head of the Asia and Africa Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
2006‒2010 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Korea.
2010‒2011 – Ambassador-at-Large of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
2011‒2016 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
2016‒2020 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Italian Republic, to the Republic of Malta and to the Republic of San Marino, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Since August, 2020 – First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
Holds the diplomatic rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Speaks English, Italian, French and Polish.
Married, has a daughter.

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. Speaks English, French, Lithuanian and Italian.
Holds the diplomatic rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Married, has two children.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
H.E. Oleg KRAVCHENKO


Born in 1971 in Minsk.
Graduated from the Law Faculty of the Belarusian State University (1994), completed postgraduate studies at the Institute of Philosophy and Law of the National Academy of Science of Belarus (1998). Candidate of Legal Sciences (PhD).
1994-1999 – Attaché, Third Secretary of the State Protocol Service; Third Secretary, Second Secretary, Head of the Division of the Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
1999-2003 – Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in Sweden (with accreditation to Norway and Denmark).
2003-2007 – Counselor, Deputy Director of the Department – Head of the Division of the Department of Humanitarian Cooperation and Human Rights, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
2007-2008 – Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the United States.
2008-2014 – Chargé d’Affaires of the Republic of Belarus in the United States.
2014-2017 – Deputy Director of the Department – Head of the U.S. and Canada Division of the Americas Department; Director of the Americas Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
Since January, 2017 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
Speaks English.
Married, has three children.

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.
From August, 2020 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.
Holds diplomatic rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
Speaks English and German.
Married, has two sons.

 

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