The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus has passed away
Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makj has died. He lived to be 64 years old.
This was reported by the Belta news agency. The press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, Anatoly Glaz, confirmed the death.
McGee has been the Secretary of State since 2012.
Earlier this week, Mekj attended a conference in Yerevan, Armenia of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a military alliance between Russia and countries in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
He was scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov next Monday.
The director of press and information at the Russian Foreign Ministry, Marija Zakharova, stated via messaging app Telegram that she was shocked by the news.
Before the presidential election and Mass protests In Belarus in 2020, Makej was one of the initiators for Belarus to improve its relations with the West. However, he changed this point of view after the protests broke out.
McGee was a Red Army officer and later served in the army in Belarus after the break-up of the Soviet Union. He ended his military career in 1993.
The cause of death is unknown, but according to Belta, the death must have been unexpected.
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