H.E. Valentin Rybakov

H.E. Valentin Rybakov

Republic of Belarus 
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Biography

Born in 1958 in Tomsk. Graduated from the Minsk State Pedagogical Institute for Foreign Languages (English and French languages). Completed a training course at the Foreign Service Institute of the US State Department (1994). 1993-1994 – Third Secretary, Secretariat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. 1994-1999 – First Secretary, Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the United States of America. 1999-2001 – Head of the Division for International Security and Arms Control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. 2001-2003 – Counsellor, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Belarus to the UN. 2003-2005 – Counsellor, Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Belarus in the United States of America. 2005 – Head of the American Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. 2005-2006 – Ambassador-at-large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. 2006-2013 – Assistant to the President of the Republic of Belarus. From January 2013 – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. Holds the diplomatic rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Speaks English and French. Has one son.