MINSK, 6 April (BelTA) – Belarus urges all countries of the world to stop trying to strengthen their security at someone else's expense, Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yuri Ambrazevich said as he addressed a session of the High-level Policy Segment of the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Region on 6 April, BelTA has learned.
“Belarus urges all countries of the world to stop ignoring each other's interests, to stop trying to beef up their own security at someone else's expense. Today external conditions of sustainable development of any nation depend on how well we can forestall and defuse each other's concerns through diplomacy. This is why we urge to abandon, as promptly as possible, any course of action that contributes to the continuation of the conflict in Ukraine,” the deputy foreign minister said.
“We strongly believe that these goals can in no way be furthered by decisions to exclude entire countries from interaction in the region or by accompanying destruction of effective multilateral cooperation mechanisms such as the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe,” the diplomat added.