The Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei has been attending many meetings on his current trip to the United Kingdom and yesterday spent time in the company of Boris Johnson.
Alongside Mr Johnson, who is the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, was a member of the British Royal Family, Prince Michael of Kent.
And in a scheduled working visit that has taken more than half a year to prepare, it would seem that Vladimir Makei is expected to meet with as many representatives of the British parliament, Royal Family and UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office as possible.
He has already met with the Minister of State for International Trade, Greg Hands to discuss trade and economic cooperation. Along with this discussion, a memorandum was signed to confirm the understanding of collaboration between Belarusian and British governments.
Belarus has been one of the UK’s leading economic partners for the past couple of years, with the Belarusian embassy in the UK stating that after Russia and Ukraine, the UK is the third largest buyer of Belarusian products.
And it’s not just Belarusian representatives coming over to the UK for valuable discussions and negotiations.
Back in September 2017 Alan Duncan, the Minister of state for Europe and the Americas of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, visited Belarus to meet with the head of state.
Negotiations took place with the Minister of Foreign Affairs with the cooperation between Belarus and the UK being further advanced through discussions of a constructive format.
While on his visit to the UK, Vladimir Makei has also met with Vice President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Pierre Heilbronn.
And after his visit to meet with important British representatives including, Boris Johnson and Prince Micheal of Kent, relations between the UK and Belarus are sure to be even further advanced.