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  • Peter Mollema watching President Obama sign condolence book (AP Images)

    U.S. Condolences to the Dutch People

    During a visit to the Embassy of the Netherlands in Washington on July 22, President Obama wrote the message in the condolence book for the loss of Malaysia Airlines MH17.

  • Important update on consular services in Minsk

    Embassy Minsk Announcement

    on Expanded Visa Services and No Extra Cost For One-Year, Multiple Entry Visas.

  • Scott Rauland

    New U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Belarus

    On June 30, 2014, Chargé d’Affaires Scott Rauland arrived in Minsk to assume duties as head of the U.S. Embassy to Belarus.

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    Study Tour to US Inspires Changes

    Yulia Khvatik: “In the U.S. legal clinics, students deal with a wide range of issues from different social areas. Inspired by my American experience, I adapted this approach in my work.”


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  • Due to restrictions imposed unilaterally by the Belarusian Government in 2008 on the number of U.S. diplomats allowed in Minsk, the American Embassy was forced to reduce its staff from 35 to five diplomats as well as withdraw its Ambassador. The number of U.S. diplomats was later increased to six in July 2014. The imposed reduction in staff has greatly impeded the Embassy's ability to carry out mutually beneficial diplomatic programs and activities, including cultural and educational exchanges, assistance programs, and visa services.

Scott Rauland, U.S.Chargé d'Affaires

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