Honorary Consulate of Portugal opens in Minsk


Honorary Consulate of Portugal opens in Minsk

The Honorary Consulate of Portugal officially opened in Minsk May 25. Eduard Tselyuk has been appointed Honorary Consul of Portugal in Belarus. Meanwhile, relations between the countries are now entering a new level. A number of agreements are about to be signed. A Belarusian-Portuguese business forum will be carried out in Lisbon in the future. Cooperation in tourism should also expand.

One of the most significant joint projects was the winter exhibition "From Lisbon through Minsk to Vladivostok." The name is symbolic: Belarus united the whole of Europe through art. The exhibition featured 80 best works by artists from almost 30 countries. It was a kind of collective manifesto of European artists, as opposed to the political tension in the world. The art project took two years to prepare and was a great success in Minsk. It will continue in the future, too.

Pavel Latushko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to the French Republic, in Spain and Portugal:
This project is expanding and today is called "From Lisbon through Minsk, Moscow, Astana, to Vladivostok. "This is not even a cultural but rather a political project, which shows that Minsk unites countries. I would like to note that our ambassador in Kazakhstan received messages from the embassies of Sweden, Armenia and China whose artists would like to pitch in. There will be 33 countries in that project. The Portuguese side proposed that we open this exhibition in Lisbon, in one of the most wonderful, beautiful museums in the center of the Portuguese capital. We hope that by the end of the year or by the next we will open this exhibition in Lisbon.

It should be noted that the current year is special for Belarus and Portugal. The countries celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.