MINSK, 29 November (BelTA) – Vladimir Makei was a shining example of a patriot, a faithful son of the Belarusian people, Belarus' Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko said as he attended the farewell ceremony for the late Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei in Minsk on 29 November, BelTA has learned.
“It is very difficult to talk about Vladimir Makei in the past tense. He got a good upbringing from his family, he was hardened as a military man. This wealth of experience helped him in his diplomatic and administrative service in the Republic of Belarus,” said Igor Petrishenko.
The deputy prime minister noted that painstaking and hard diplomatic work is not visible to the general public. “Self-sacrifice for the sake of the country, the energy that he transmitted to each young diplomat – he was a striking example of a patriot, a faithful son of the Belarusian people,” the deputy prime minister emphasized.