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14 April 2022, 09:40

Belarus speaks against politicization of UN activities

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MINSK, 14 April (BelTA) – Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva, Switzerland, Larisa Belskaya has presented credentials to Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva Tatiana Valovaya, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Larisa Belskaya reaffirmed Belarus' commitment to maintaining and strengthening the mandate of the UN Office at Geneva as a unifying multilateral platform. “The Belarusian diplomat pointed to the unique capacities and role of Geneva-based intergovernmental organizations in building a more harmonious and fair world, in effectively responding to the biggest global challenges, as well as the significant potential of these organizations for improving global and regional multilateral partnerships for sustainable development,” the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted.

The permanent representative of Belarus and the director-general of the UN Office discussed possible areas of cooperation on regional and global security issues, including within the framework of the Conference on Disarmament which secretariat is headed by Tatiana Valovaya. “The Belarusian diplomat emphasized the exceptional importance of a constructive disarmament and non-proliferation agenda based on the principle of the indivisibility of security, especially amidst the unfolding crisis in regional and global security. Larisa Belskaya also spoke against politicization of activities of the UN and its bodies across a wide range of fundamental issues, from sustainable economic and social development and the environment to the promotion of human rights, refugee protection, gender equality and international health protection,” the foreign ministry noted.

The permanent representative of Belarus reaffirmed her determination to promote a constructive dialogue and cooperation with UN agencies and organizations. The director-general, for her part, welcomed Belarus' contribution to multilateral diplomacy and emphasized the importance of maintaining mutually beneficial cooperation between Belarus and the UN Office at Geneva.

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