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02 May 2024, 09:00

Minister: Ethnicity or faith is not barrier to career progression or business success in Belarus 

MINSK, 2 May (BelTA) - In Belarus, widest career opportunities are open for representatives of any ethnicity and faith, Belarusian Culture Minister Anatoly Markevich said as he addressed a ministerial meeting during the 6th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue: “Dialogue for Peace and Global Security: Cooperation and Interconnectivity” which opened in Baku, Azerbaijan on 1 May. 
Belarus has historically been a multinational country being home to representatives of 130 nationalities, Anatoly Markevich noted. 

He noted that the responsibility of the state for the free development of the cultures of all ethnic communities is enshrined in the Constitution of Belarus.
Preserving the diversity of languages, religions and cultures, Belarus lives a full life, Anatoly Markevich emphasized. According to him, a representative of any nationality and faith can reach career heights and business success,, if they are  professionals and patriots.
The minister noted that friendship and mutual respect between citizens of different ethnicities did not happen on their own. This is the result of many years of work to bring together and mutually enrich the cultures of ethnic communities and to support compatriots abroad. 
Anatoly Markevich added that Belarus, who lost every third person in the Great Patriotic War, cherishes peace. For 80 years, the country has been doing everything to ensure that Belarus remains a territory of peace, international dialogue.
The minister also spoke about the preservation of historical memory. “Culture must raise its voice in the name of peace today,” he said.
As it has been reported, the forum brought together 700 distinguished guests representing more than 100 countries. Representatives of Belarus are among the participants of the forum. High-level statesmen, MPs, religious leaders, academics, journalists and representatives of various ethnic, linguistic and cultural groups gathered in Baku to contribute to the promotion of peace and global security through constructive dialogue.
The three-day forum is scheduled to run 4 sessions and 12 panel events to discuss such topics as education, youth policy, climate change, artificial intelligence, protection of cultural heritage, illegal migration, etc.
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