MINSK, 9 April (BelTA) - Over the years of participation in the Forest Week campaign in Belarus, the employees of the CIS Executive Committee have planted trees on more than 28 hectares, First Deputy Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Viktor Guminsky told the media, BelTA has learned.
“It has become a good tradition when the multinational team of the CIS Executive Committee takes part in the Forest Week campaign. We have planted 28 hectares of forest over the time. The survival rate is very high. The forest is one of the main riches of Belarus,” Viktor Guminsky said.
In 2021, the year of Belarus' presidency in the CIS and the 30th anniversary of the CIS, representatives of the CIS Executive Committee planted coniferous and deciduous species of trees at a plot of one hectare in the Zhodino forestry unit of the Smolevichi Forestry, Minsk Oblast.
“Moreover, the Forest Week is held in the Year of People's Unity. I have traveled across all the CIS countries. Speaking with people, I have got convinced, and they confirm it, that we are the closest nations to each other. It is nice that representatives of other countries will leave their mark in the country during the Forest Week campaign. Today, given the new challenges, threats, and sanctions against the Commonwealth of Independent States, we need this unity very much. This good charity action also has its unifying beginning,” the first deputy chairman said.