New Austria-House in Minsk Expected to Strengthen Relations with Belarus

OrganizationsDiplomatic Missions ♦ Published: January 15, 2019; 18:39 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Austrian Embassy, the Consulate and the Foreign Trade Office (Advantage Austria) are now under one roof. Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl met her Belarusian counterpart Vladimir Makei and visited the Stone of remembrance - The Massif of Names in Maly Trostinec, where almost 10,000 Austrian Jews were murdered during World War II.

Austria-House in Minsk: By opening the Austria House in Minsk, the bilateral relations will be strengthened. / Picture: © BMEIA Federal Ministry for Europe Integration and Foreign Affairs / Twitter

Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl travelled to Belarus on 15 January to hold talks with her counterpart Vladimir Makei and to open the Austrian House, which houses the embassy, consulate and foreign trade office.

"During our talks with Vladimir Makei, we were able to look back on the good cooperation between our two countries and discuss future activities. Our talks also focused on…