Political and Cultural Dialogue
Diplomatic relations between Republic of Belarus and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) were established on November 22, 1993.
Since March 2014 Ambassador of Belarus in Hungary Mr.Aliaksandr Khainouski is also accredited as Ambassador of Belarus to BiH.
BiH in Belarus is represented by the Embassy of BiH in Russian Federation.
In November 1998 and November 2003 in a framework of events organized by Central European Initiative meetings between heads of governments of Belarus and BiH took place. Ministers of foreign affairs met in June 1997 in Sarajevo. Interministerial consultations on a deputy foreign ministers level took place in October 2007 in Minsk. In December 2008 parliamentary delegation of BiH headed by President of the Chamber of Representatives of the Parliament of BiH visited Belarus.
Since 2015 contacts between two countries became regular. Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and BiH Mr.Vladimir Makei and Mr.Igor Crnadak met on December 2015 during OSCE Ministerial meeting in Belgrade. During the meeting ministers signed a bilateral agreement on visa free regime for holders of diplomatic and service passports.
On April 22, 2016 after long break consultations between ministries of foreign affairs took place in Minsk. Belarusian delegation was headed by Ms.Alena Kupchyna, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Bosnian – by Mr.Josip Brkić, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of BiH.
On June 16, 2016 Mr. Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, visited Banja Luka (Republika Srpska, BiH) to attend a meeting of the Council of foreign ministers of the Central European Initiative (CEI).
On December 13, 2016 Mr. Andrei Kobyakov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, visited Sarajevo to attend the CEI Heads of Government Summit. Full-fledged bilateral negotiations with the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of BiH Mr. Denis Zvizdich took place on the margins of the event.
In 2017 regular working contacts were maintained between the leadership of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of BiH, the meetings of the foreign ministers of Belarus and BiH took place on a regular basis within the framework of multilateral forums (UNGA, OSCE Ministerial Council, etc.).