Honorary Consul – designate of Belarus in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts C. Richard Elam passed away on January 11, 2017 from cancer.
The services were held in Milton, Massachusetts, the home town or Mr. Elam, and were attended by Mr. Pavel Shidlovsky, Charge d’Affaires, a.i. of Belarus in the United States.
In his speech during the services, Pavel Shidlovsky thanked Mr. Elam for his contribution in development of relations between Belarus and Massachusetts. Since 2014, Mr. Elam traveled to Belarus on several occasions, received in Massachusetts Belarusian business delegations and facilitated contacts between government and private institutions of Belarus and the Commonwealth.