It was with profound grief that the Portuguese Government received the news of the tragic passing of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Portugal, Oleg Belous. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, has already addressed a letter to his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, presenting, on his behalf and that of the Government of the Portuguese Republic, his most sincere condolences, extended, in particular, to the family and colleagues of Ambassador Belous.

Ambassador Oleg Belous was an exemplary diplomat, who placed his vast experience and unique professional and personal abilities at the service of the reinforcement of the relationship between Portugal and Russia. His diplomatic action was a significant contribution to the deepening and tightening of the ties of friendship that bind our two countries.

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