MINSK, 6 April (BelTA) - Sustainable development of states directly depends on peace and security, Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yuri Ambrazevich said as he spoke at the High-Level Policy Segment of the 2022 UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development on 6 April, BelTA has learned.
“For many years Belarus has been stating at all levels that sustainable development directly depends on matters of peace and security. If there is no peace and security, then there is no development,” the deputy minister said.
In his words, it is a clear formula, the secret of which lies in the necessity of taking into account interests of absolutely each and every state in the sphere of security.
According to Yuri Ambrazevich, life proves that such statements are true for the concept of sustainable development. He added that “the situation in Ukraine is another proof of that.”
“The indivisibility of security interests is a vivid reflection of the true level of interdependence of countries in the modern world, and of its complicatedness due to the nature of current challenges starting with the coronavirus and climate change and ending with terrorism and information openness of societies,” the Belarusian deputy minister of foreign affairs said.
The UN Economic Commission for Europe is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was established in 1947 by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to promote economic activities and strengthen economic ties within the UNECE region and between that region and the rest of the world.