Belarus Independence Day

Belarus Independence Day

July 3
After nearly 70 years under Soviet rule, Belarus declared its sovereignty on July 27, 1990, and issued its declaration of independence on August 25, 1991. Belarus officially became autonomous on December 26, 1991, as did other former Soviet republics. On April 2, 1997, however, a treaty was signed to unite Belarus with the Russian Federation. Thus, Belarus reverted to its earlier Independence Day, July 3, which commemorated the liberation of the capital, Minsk, from German occupation in 1944. April 2 is another public, though working, holiday in Belarus, Unification Day of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia.
CONTACTS:
Belarus Embassy
1619 New Hampshire Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
202-986-1604; fax: 202-986-1805
www.belarusembassy.org
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According to the results of 2018, the trade turnover between the two countries increased by almost three times and amounted to $450 million, Yagub Eyyubov, Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, said at a diplomatic reception on the occasion of Belarus Independence Day.
July 3 is celebrated as Belarus Independence Day. On this glorious day in 1944 Minsk, the country's capital, was finally liberated from the Nazi Germany occupation.
Yusuf Sheikh, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Atajan Movlamov and others cut a cake at the Belarus Independence Day in Islamabad.
Speaker of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan Dastanbek Jumabekov sent a congratulatory telegram to Chairman of Belarus House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko on the occasion of Belarus Independence Day.

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