MINSK, 21 September (BelTA) – The Belarusian delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei has arrived in New York to attend the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The first day of the visit will feature an eventful program, including events within the CSTO and the Non-Aligned Movement, and bilateral meetings with a number of counterparts.
As BelTA reported earlier, Vladimir Makei is set to take part in the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on 21-26 September. The tasks of the Belarusian delegation will be to defend national interests in the context of the ongoing complex international security crisis, to counter attempts to undermine the international multilateral system and to legalize the Western sanctions policy in the UN as a method of interaction with the member states of the organization.
During the visit to New York Vladimir Makei will deliver speeches at the general debate of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, take part in meetings of foreign ministers of the CSTO and the Non-Aligned Movement member states, the ministerial meeting of the Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations, the ministerial meeting of the Like-Minded Group of Countries Supporters of Middle-Income Countries, the signing of the Convention on the facilitation of border crossing procedures for passengers, luggage and load-luggage carried in international traffic by rail.
On the sidelines of the General Assembly events Vladimir Makei will hold a number of bilateral meetings with counterparts from Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the leadership of the United Nations.
In the run-up to the Belarusian delegation's participation in the General Assembly meeting, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is launching the campaign “Following Makei to the UN” on social media. School and university students, young scientists and those who are interested in international relations and foreign policy of Belarus will be able to send their questions about the activities of Belarus in the UN on 20 September to the head of the Belarusian delegation at the UN General Assembly Vladimir Makei and receive an answer from the very heart of the UN in New York. The question Vladimir Makei will respond to will be chosen randomly. You can send your questions in a personal message on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs accounts on Facebook, Vkontakte and TikTok. Details are available in the social media accounts of the ministry.