History of the diplomatic relations establishment
The diplomatic relations between Belarus and Vietnam were established on January 24, 1992.
In December, 1997 the Trade Mission of the Republic of Belarus to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was reorganized into the Embassy of Belarus. The Vietnamese Embassy in Minsk was opened in 2003. In March 2022, the Consulate General of the Republic of Belarus was opened in Ho Chi Minh City.
In March, 2022 Mr. Uladzimir Baravikou took up his duties as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to Vietnam. Mr. Ruslan Varankou has been the Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City since April 2022.
On April 13, 2022, the Ambassador of Belarus to Vietnam Uladzimir Baravikou presented Credentials to the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Political visits at high and the highest levels
In 1997, 2008 and 2015, the President of the Republic of Belarus H.E. Mr. Alexander Lukashenko paid official visits to Vietnam.
In August 1998, the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam H.E. Mr. Tran Duc Luong visited Belarus. In May 2010, the President of Vietnam H.E. Mr. Nguyen Minh Triet paid an official visit to Belarus. In June 2017, the President of Vietnam H.E. Mr. Tran Dai Quang paid a state visit to Belarus.
In November 2014, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam H.E. Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong made an official visit to the Republic of Belarus.
The two countries have regularly exchanged the high-level delegations.
Belarus was visited by Prime Ministers of Vietnam H.E. Mr. Phan Van Khai (2000) and H.E. Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung (2013). Heads of the Belarusian Government visited Vietnam in 2004 (H.E. Mr. Sergei Sidorsky) and in 2011 (H.E. Mr. Mikhail Myasnikovich).
On December 6–9, 2023, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus R.A. Golovchenko paid an official visit to Vietnam. He held meetings with the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, President Vo Van Thuong, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, as well as with the leadership of Hanoi and Hung Yen Province.
In October 2016 and in March 2018, H.E. Mr. Vladimir Semashko, Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus paid visits to Vietnam. In September 2019, Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus H.E. Mr. Igor Lyashenko visited Vietnam.
There is a regular exchange of visits at the level of heads of ministries and organizations of Belarus and Vietnam.
Inter-parliamentary links are also developing. Parliamentary delegations exchange visits and meet at multilateral fora. On September 28, 2023, a meeting of the leaders of the parliamentary friendship groups took place via videoconference.
In September 2018, H.E. Mr. Mikhail Myasnikovich, Speaker of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus took part in the mourning events in Vietnam in connection with passing away of the President of Vietnam H.E. Mr. Tran Dai Quang.
In December, 2019 parliamentary delegation of Vietnam headed by H.E. Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam, visited Belarus with an official visit.
On November 21, 2022, the Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus Mr. Valery Mitskevich met the Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam H.E. Mr. Vương Đình Huệ on the margins of the 43rd General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly in Phnom Penh.
The foreign ministries of the two states hold bilateral consultations.
In March 2014, H.E. Mr. Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus visited Vietnam.
On January 12, 2022, consultations between the Foreign Ministries of Belarus and Vietnam were held in Hanoi.
The two countries have developed a solid legal framework of cooperation, which includes about 100 interstate, intergovernmental and interdepartmental international legal documents.
Cooperation within international organizations
Belarus and Vietnam successfully cooperate within the framework of international organizations and extend mutual support during the elections.
In 2022-2023, Belarus supported the candidacies of Vietnam at the elections to the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, to the Council of the International Organization for Standardization, as well as to the UN Human Rights Council.