Chargé Moore meets with the head of Investigative Committee Ivan Noskevich

On November 12, CDA Moore met with the Head of the Investigative Committee, Ivan Noskevich, to discuss  anti-drug, TIP, and cybersecurity issues.  CDA More confirmed that anti-trafficking programs, protection and assistance for victims, and prosecution of traffickers are among USG foreign policy priorities.  After the official meeting CDA Moore delivered remarks at the final seminar …

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Chargé Moore’s Remarks to Press at the Kastrycnicki Economic Forum

November 1, 2019 In this last year we have seen significant improvement in our bilateral relationship. This is greatly due to an increased commitments from the Belarusian government to expand the space for fundamental freedoms and democracy in addition to finding additional areas and exploring the possibilities for cooperation. In October we expanded 12 to 18 months the …

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Chargé Moore’s Remarks at Kastrycnicki Economic Forum

November 1, 2019 Good morning ladies and gentlemen, and fellow Ambassadors. Before I get started, I would first like to thank KEF organizers IPM, BEROC, and CASE Belarus. I am very proud that USAID’s sustained support to IPM helps makes events like this – Belarus’s largest annual civil-society-organized economic forum – possible. It is my …

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U.S. Embassy, UN and Belarusians remember international relief worker, American Ruth Waller

Today the U.S. Embassy, the United Nations Office in Belarus and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus held a commemoration ceremony for American Ruth Waller, a member of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) Mission in post-war Belarus. UNRRA’s technical and food assistance, to which the United States was the biggest contributor, …

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Chargé Jenifer Moore on the anniversary of the adoption of Belarus’s Declaration on State Sovereignty

I congratulate the people of Belarus on the anniversary of the adoption of Belarus’ Declaration on State Sovereignty, a watershed moment in the establishment of a sovereign and independent Belarus. For almost three decades, Belarus has enjoyed its own status as an independent state and I can see the growing pride in being Belarusian and …

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Chargé d’Affaires participates in commemoration ceremony at Yama memorial

Charge d’Affaires of the U.S. Jenifer Moore participated in a commemoration ceremony at the Yama memorial. At the event she remarked: “This is not my first time standing here with you at the Yama memorial in Minsk.  I am thankful, deeply touched, and honored by your invitation and heartening messages.  Jews celebrate Purim, one of …

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Charge d’Affaires Jenifer Moore Attends Kosciuszko Birthday Celebration

On February 4, U.S. Charge d’Affaires Jenifer Moore joined diplomats, local authorities, historians, and civil society members in the village of Kosava, in Brest Oblast, to celebrate the 273rd birthday of Thaddeusz Kosciuszko — national hero of Belarus, Poland and the United States. Dignitaries and locals alike first laid flowers at Kosciuszko’s monument, which was …

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U.S. Charge d’affaires participates in a commemoration, related to the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the Minsk ghetto

Charge d’affaires Jenifer Moore participated in a commemoration, related to the 75th anniversary of the destruction of the Minsk ghetto, at the Yama memorial in Minsk today. October 21-23 in 1943 were the last of the deadly 825 days for 100,000 ghetto prisoners, those local and European Jews who had gone through immense tragedies and …

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Jenifer Moore welcomes seven American educators to Minsk

Today Charge d’Affaires Jenifer Moore welcomed seven U.S. faculty members who have just arrived to teach at Belarusian universities under the Fulbright and English Language Fellow programs.  We hope students at the Belarusian State, Mogilev, Vitebsk, Polotsk and Minsk Linguistic Universities will use the opportunity to gain knowledge from these American teachers – and help …

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Charge Riley Addresses Belarusian Foreign Relations Students

On May 3, 2018, Charge d ’Affairs Robert Riley shared diplomatic career insights and foreign policy challenges with a jam-packed audience of over 160 faculty members and students from the International Relations Department at Belarusian State University (BSU).  The Charge’s visit, his second to BSU, was initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and arranged …

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Chargé d’Affaires Discusses International Security Challenges with Deputy Foreign Minister Dapkiunas

Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chargé d’Affaires Robert Riley met with First Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Dapkiunas December 5.  The two discussed key international security challenges including North Korea, Ukraine, and other conflicts, as well as the state of play in U.S.-Belarus relations and cooperation within international organizations.  

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Expansion of visa services in Minsk

On November 1, Chargé d’affaires Robert Riley and consul Aleta Kovensky held a press conference to announce the expansion of visa services in Belarus. Media Statement by the U.S. Embassy in Minsk, Belarus: The Embassy of the United States in Minsk is pleased to announce the expansion of visa services in Belarus. Beginning November 1, the …

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