Pavel Latushka

General Director

Was born in Minsk, Belarus, on February 10, 1973.

1995 – graduated from the State University of Belarus with a degree in law

1996 – graduated from the Retraining Department of the Minsk State Linguistic University

1995-1996 – Attaché of the Department of Treaties and Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus

1996-2000 – Vice-consul, Consul at the Consulate General of the Republic of Belarus in Białystok (Republic of Poland)

2000-2002 – Director of the Information Department – Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus

2002-2009 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Republic of Poland

2009-2012 – Minister of Culture of the Republic of Belarus

2012-2019 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the French Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the Portuguese Republic and the Principality of Monaco, Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Belarus to UNESCO and the World Tourism Organization.

Since March, 6 2019 – General Director of the Janka Kupała National Academic Theatre

Holds the diplomatic rank of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Member of the National Commission of the Republic of Belarus for UNESCO.

Represented the Republic of Belarus in the Executive Committee of UNESCO.

Honorary Citizen of the city of Béthune (France), Honorary Ambassador of Armagnac, Marseille and Saint-Emilion.

Awarded the order of St. Mary Magdalene (II class) of the Polish Orthodox Church (2008); the honoured holder of a special badge of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus for contribution into the development of culture (2016), and the Diploma of Merit of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.

A member of the Parisian Cercle de l'Union interalliée.

Has a daughter and a son.

Speaks Belarusian, Russian, Polish and English.