Relations truly entering new level
Belarus and USA agree to outline further steps to develop bilateral sports co-operation
From October 27th-30th, 2015, Washington hosted the General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees, with a delegation from Belarus, headed by the First Vice-President of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus, Maxim Ryzhenkov, taking part.
During the visit to the USA, the Belarusian delegation met various representatives of the US Department of State, responsible for international sports collaboration. Mr. Ryzhenkov underlines the importance of sporting diplomacy as a connecting link in international relations, facilitating contacts and strengthening mutual understanding between countries.
In particular, the Charge d’Affaires ad interim of Belarus to the USA, Pavel Shidlovsky, noted that the normalisation of Belarus-USA relations would open up new opportunities for interaction across a range of sporting, cultural and educational collaborative spheres.