Visit of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Eric Rubin

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin visited Minsk, Belarus June 2-4 2014. Mr. Rubin conducted a wide range of meetings, including with Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, members of the Diplomatic Corps, civil society, and relatives of political prisoners. In his meetings, Mr. Rubin explored the possibility for continued improved cooperation with Belarus on areas of mutual concern, such as combatting trafficking in persons,  business contact, and non-proliferation,  while reviewing long-standing U.S. concerns on the need for enhanced respect for human rights and democratization.