A remarkable day for Belarusian diplomacy. The flag of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was raised in Minsk. The ceremony was held in the square in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the participation of Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei, dignitaries and veterans of the diplomatic service, employees of the ministry, representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Belarus. The official heraldic symbols of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were introduced by presidential decree in October, 2018 to preserve and develop the Belarusian diplomatic traditions, enhance the prestige of the diplomatic service.