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History of the Embassy of Belarus in India

After the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of India on April 17, 1992, six years later in June 1998, the Embassy of Belarus in India was opened for the first time in the area of ​​Vasant Vihar. Subsequently, in 2001 the Embassy building was moved to the Jor Bagh area of New Delhi.

Embassy building in Jor Bagh district, March 2009


Since December 2011 the Embassy has returned to the Vasant Vihar area of Delhi NCR, where it is located to this day at F-6/8B, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi – 110057.

Ambassadors of Belarus to India 

Vladimir Sokolovsky

March 13, 1998 – July 20, 2004

Oleg Laptenok

December 24, 2004 – June 30, 2011

Vladimir Goshin

June 30, 2011 – December 13, 2011

Vitaly Prima

September 28, 2012 – December 8, 2018

 
Andrei Rzheussky December 10, 2018 – Present
 

The first Belarusian Ambassador to India Vladimir Arkadievich Sokolovsky (also spelled as Uladzimir Sakalouski) was appointed on March 13, 1998 by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus No.110.

 

  Photo of Ambassador Vladimir Sokolovsky for an article at the newspaper Business Economics, July 2001.

Ambassador Vladimir Sokolovsky was also the first Belarusian ambassador cross-accredited to the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

Meeting of Belarus Ambassador Vladimir Sokolovsky with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Khaleda Zia on October 28, 2003.

The first Counselor for trade and economic issues at the Embassy was Andrey Dashutin, who worked at the mission from June 1998 to October 2001. The Embassy keeps a photo album with views of Minsk and Belarusian nature, presented by Andrey Dashutin.

 

The flyleaf of the photo album with a dedicatory inscription by Andrey Dashutin, October 2001.

From 1999 to 2002 First Secretary Konstantin Mayerovich was the first consular officer of the Embassy, ​​who was also responsible for political and humanitarian cooperation.

 

The first diplomats of the Embassy of Belarus in India (from left to right) Konstantin Mayerovich, Andrey Dashutin, Vladimir Sokolovsky at the reception on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus on July 3, 2001.

Oleg Laptenok, a career diplomat, became the second head of the Belarusian diplomatic mission in India. 

Interview of Ambassador Oleg Laptenok to the Indian television show “Meet the Diplomat” on July 2012.

 Vladimir Goshin became the third Ambassador of Belarus to India.

  The staff of the Embassy of Belarus in India (from left to right), driver Dmitry Komarov, First Secretary Maya Rusetskaya, Ambassador Vladimir Goshin, accountant Anna Lisay, Counselor Galina Bubnovskaya, Defence Attache Yuri Autukhov at the flag-raising ceremony at the new building of the Embassy on ​​December 22, 2011.

Vitaly Prima became the first Belarusian Ambassador to India, cross-accredited in Sri Lanka and Nepal.

 

The ceremony of the presentation of credentials by Ambassador Vitaly Prima to the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa on December 20, 2012

H.E. Mr. Andrei Rzheussky, a new Ambassador of Belarus to India arrived to Delhi on December 10th, 2018 and presented his credentials to the President of India H.E. Mr. Ram Nath Kovind on January 10, 2019.

 

The ceremony of the presentation of credentials by Ambassador Andrei Rzheussky to the President of India Ram Nath Kovind on January 10, 2019

On February 1, 2019, Andrei Rzheussky, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of India and to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka (concurrently), presented his credentials to the President of Sri Lanka H.E. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena.

The ceremony of the presentation of credentials by Ambassador Andrei Rzheussky to the President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena on February 1, 2019