MINSK, 20 May (BelTA) - Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva Larisa Belskaya spoke at a plenary session of the Conference on Disarmament calling upon the countries to do their utmost to lower the level of regional and global confrontation, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
In her speech the Belarusian diplomat drew attention to the crisis phenomena in the international security system. Larisa Belskaya brought to the attention of the forum participants the approaches of the Belarusian leadership to the problem of ensuring universal and indivisible security, including in the context of the conflict in Ukraine and the need for its speedy settlement.
Calling for doing everything possible to reduce the degree of regional and global confrontation, the permanent representative of Belarus emphasized the relevance of the Belarusian initiative to launch a broad international dialogue to overcome the existing contradictions in security.
“Having stated the need for an adequate response to new threats and challenges, the Belarusian diplomat called for the conference to intensify its activities to develop recommendations to prevent the use of scientific and technological achievements for destructive purposes,” the ministry of foreign affairs said.
Larisa Belskaya also drew the attention of the meeting participants to the Belarusian initiative to create a digital neighborhood belt.
The Belarusian diplomat presented accreditation documents to Chairman of the Conference on Disarmament, Permanent Representative of Cuba in Geneva Juan Antonio Quintanilla. The parties discussed the prospects of this forum, Belarusian initiatives in disarmament and international security.