Belarus and Netherlands intend to continue their vigorous political dialogue, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said during the opening ceremony of the office of the Embassy of Netherlands in Minsk. “Netherlands has always been one of Belarus’ top ten trade, economic, and investment partners,” stated Vladimir Makei. He underlined that the office of the embassy is opened in the year of the 25th anniversary of Belarus-Netherlands diplomatic relations. Several countries of the so-called distant arc have said they are ready to open their embassies in Belarus. Some European countries are set to follow the example of the Netherlands and are considering a step-by-step plan of action.