The governments of the United States and Belarus entered into an agreement on the preservation of cultural properties September 21, 2016 in New York City. The agreement commits the two governments to protect and preserve cemeteries, memorials, historic sites, places of worship, and related archives with a focus on groups that were victims of genocide during World War II.
Belarus Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei and U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad Chair Lesley Weiss signed the Agreement.
Below, is a photograph of the agreement being signed by Makei (left) and Weiss as the Charge d'Affaires of the Belarus Embassy in Washington, DC, Pavel Shidlovsky, and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Bridget Brink stand behind them. Click Here to View Additional Photographs and Additional Materials