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Belarus: Minsk and Washington announce return of ambassadors

1 17.09.2019 Инфо

W/S David Hale, US diplomat coming to Minsk to meet with Foreign Minister of Belarus
M/S Vladimir Makei, Foreign Minister of Belarus welcoming Hale
W/S Officials on meeting
US Under Secretary of State David Hale for Political Affairs met Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in Minsk on Tuesday, becoming the first such high-ranking American diplomat to visit the country in 25 years.
Hale also met President Alexander Lukashenko for talks on political, economic and human rights issues.
After meeting with the president, the countries announced the mutual return of ambassadors.
Washington withdrew its ambassador from Minsk in 2008 after 30 of 35 American diplomats were expelled from Belarus.