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27 September 2021, 16:24

FM: Belarus might disclose facts of financial mismanagement at UN Office in Belarus

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MINSK, 27 September (BelTA) – Belarus is concerned by some actions of the UN representatives in New York, Geneva and the UN team in Belarus, Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said during an online briefing for the press on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The foreign minister unveiled details of his meeting with UN Secretary-General António Guterres in New York. The parties discussed, among other things, the efforts to reform the organization and strengthen its role and influence. The secretary-general thanked Belarus for supporting his efforts to modernize the UN and expressed the hope that Belarus will remain a reliable partner of the UN in enhancing global security, stability in the world and in individual regions.

At the same time, the Belarusian foreign minister had to voice a number of issues that recently emerged in relations with this organization. “We emphasized the inadmissibility of using the UN rostrum and individual UN structures for demonizing Belarus and discrediting our country for absolutely far-fetched, politicized reasons. It turned out that the secretary-general was unaware of some of the points. As I understand, some of his assistants (and these assistants are representatives of the European Union member states) are doing some ugly things behind his back,” the foreign minister said.

“If the UN publishes certain materials at the suggestion of these assistants, we will tell everyone how some representatives of the UN team in Belarus used the UN funds allocated, for example, for people with disabilities, to support protesters and so on. We warned the secretary-general about this, although we had previously agreed not to make these facts public. But since this organization failed to keep its end of the deal, we will draw conclusions and inform our society and all our partners in the UN about it. There are a couple more things that we will make public unless our partners in the UN keep their promises,” the Belarusian minister said.

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