Andrei G. Ermolovich hosted a reception at Marriott Hotel on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus, marking the anniversary of the liberation of Minsk being liberate from the German ‘Wehrmacht’ on July 3, 1944. Belarus became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991, and since July 27 that year, the day of the Declaration of Sovereignty of Belarus has been marked.
The chief guest on the occasion was Roshan Khursheed Bharucha, caretaker minister for human rights, Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Safron.
The event was well attended by diplomats, Pakistani officials and members of the private sector and civil society.
“Ambassador Andrei G. Ermolovich seemed indeed pleased with the event, and there is always something jovial and friendly about him,” said a Pakistani guest. She had visited Belarus a few years ago for medical treatment, which she had found excellent and not very costly.
“The capital Minsk is a very modern city and the country seems to do well,” she said.
Another guest suggested that the medium-size country in the heart of Europe also has some distance to go in order to improve its political and human rights culture, and reduce corruption.
“Then the country with 10 million people can also become a member of the Council of Europe and play a more important role at the border country with Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania. In the Germanic languages in Northern Europe, Belarus is named White Russia,” said the European guest.