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Embassies and consular services for Belarus
|Embassy of the Republic of Belarus|
Our relationship with Belarus
New Zealand suspended all high-level bilateral political (ministerial), and defence and military engagement with Belarus in 2021. New Zealand also imposed travel bans on selected individuals associated with the Lukashenko regime, following ongoing concerns about election fraud and human rights abuses after the 2020 Belarus elections.
New Zealand actively encourages Belarus to work constructively with the international community, to ensure that universal human rights such as freedom of expression, the right to peaceful demonstration, and the conduct of free, fair and transparent elections are upheld.
New Zealand’s trade with Belarus is available on the New Zealand Trade Dashboard(external link).
New Zealand to Belarus
April 2014: Jim Bolger, Prime Minister’s Special Envoy, visit to Minsk.