MINSK, 30 May (BelTA) – The Republic of Belarus has always shared the fundamental principles of the UN and contributed to peace and stability, reads the congratulatory message of Defense Minister of Belarus Viktor Khrenin on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers marked on 29 to pay tribute to those who served and continue to serve in crisis-affected regions of the world, BelTA informs.
“Since the organization was founded, our country has actively participated in the efforts to resolve crisis situations through multilateral dialogue and peacekeeping, thus helping to build friendly interstate relations,” the message reads.
Since 2010, Belarusians have been carrying out peacekeeping tasks as part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, which is another testimony to Belarus' commitment to resolving crisis situations and increasing the international standing of the country.
This year, the military personnel of the peacekeeping company of the 103rd Independent Guards Airborne Brigade demonstrated high professionalism and efficiency in the responsible work of maintaining peace and security in Kazakhstan, thereby strengthening stability in Eurasia, Viktor Khrenin noted.
According to him, the contribution of Belarusian peacekeepers to maintaining peace helps save human lives and rebuild countries affected by a crisis.