Об участии представителей Беларуси в сегменте интеграции ЭКОСОС

Source: Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs

09-07-2019
8 июля 2019 г. Постоянный представитель Беларуси при ООН Валентин Рыбаков в качестве члена Бюро Экономического и Социального Совета ООН (ЭКОСОС) председательствовал на сегменте интеграции ЭКОСОС, который состоялся в штаб-квартире ООН в г.Нью-Йорке.

Справочно. Сегмент интеграции проводится в течение одного дня непосредственно перед проведением политического форума высокого уровня под эгидой ЭКОСОС. Этот сегмент способствует координации работы вспомогательных органов Совета, обеспечению более четкого разделения обязанностей между ними и согласованию политики и деятельности специализированных учреждений в отношении целей в области устойчивого развития и других согласованных на международном уровне целей в области развития. 

Сегмент интеграции 2019 году прошел по общей теме ЭКОСОС и политического форума «Расширение прав и возможностей людей и обеспечение инклюзивности и равенства». Это было его первое заседание после пересмотра Генеральной Ассамблеей ООН мандата Совета (включая сегмент интеграции) в 2018 году. 

Открывая заседание, белорусский дипломат отметил важность анализа работы всех вспомогательных органов ЭКОСОС и обеспечения координации между ними и в рамках системы ООН, а также рассмотрения взаимосвязи между целями устойчивого развития через призму людей, планеты, процветания, мира и партнерских отношений. 

Генеральный секретарь ООН Антониу Гутерриш принял участие в работе сегмента и представил Совету годовой обзорный доклад Координационного совета руководителей системы ООН. 

В качестве основного докладчика в сегменте интеграции ЭКОСОС приняла участие Постоянный представитель Беларуси при международных организациях в г.Вене, председатель 28-й сессии Комиссии по предупреждению преступности и уголовному правосудию (КППУП) Елена Купчина, которая выступила по теме «Процветающие и мирные общества в эпоху Целей устойчивого развития».

Состоявшиеся дискуссии продемонстрировали богатый опыт, технический и экспертный анализ основных органов ЭКОСОС и системы развития ООН, а также необходимость их использования для ускорения прогресса в реализации Повестки дня в области устойчивого развития до 2030 года. 

Закрывая заседание, В.Рыбаков подчеркнул, что сегмент внес важный вклад в подготовку тематических обзоров, которые пройдут на политическом форуме высокого уровня под эгидой ЭКОСОС, и способствовал повышению согласованности в системе ООН в целях достижения ЦУР.

Е.Купчина также приняла участие в качестве основного докладчика как председатель КППУП в запуске доклада Управления ООН по наркотикам и преступности по насильственным убийствам и тематическом заседании по подготовке к 14-му конгрессу по предупреждению преступности и уголовному правосудию, который состоится в апреле 2020 г. в г.Киото (Япония).

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus V.Makei participates in the events marking the 75th Anniversary of Novogrudok liberation from the Nazi invaders

Source: Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs in English

08-07-2019
On July 8, 2019 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Makei, participated in the official opening ceremony of the Wall of Remembrance in the former ghetto in Novogrudok. The ceremony was held in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Novogrudok liberation from the Nazi invaders.

The ceremony was attended by leadership of the Novogrudok District Executive Committee, descendants of the Bielski guerilla band operating in Novogrudok district from the U.S., Canada, Australia, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, representatives of diplomatic corps accredited to Belarus.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs also visited the urban village of Mir in Korelichi District, where the former building of the Mir Yeshiva is located, and discussed with the leadership of the District prospects for development of ”heritage“ tourism.
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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus O.Kravchenko meets members of the Working Party on Eastern Europe and Central Asia of the EU Foreign Affairs Council

Source: Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs in English

08-07-2019
On  July 8, 2019 the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Oleg Kravchenko, met with the members of the Working Party on Eastern Europe and Central Asia (COEST) of the EU Foreign Affairs Council. The COEST delegation comprising representatives of Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom and the European External Action service is paying a working visit to Belarus.

The participants discussed the state of political dialogue and sectoral cooperation between Belarus and the EU, the country’s participation the Eastern Partnership initiative, implementation of EU-funded assistance projects in Belarus, as well as the situation in the Eastern European region.
O.Kravchenko outlined the Belarus’ vision of future cooperation with the EU to the COEST delegation. Deputy Minister stressed the need to promptly lift the remaining EU sanctions and embark on talks on a new framework agreement. O.Kravchenko presented the approach of Belarus to confidence-building and defusing tensions in the region. He spoke out in favour of a direct dialogue between the Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union with a view to shaping a common economic area.

The COEST delegation is also scheduled to meet with the heads of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education and the Central  Electoral Commission.
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Official press release regarding statement by Ukraine President

Source: President of the Republic of Belarus

8 July 2019

In connection with numerous questions from mass media regarding the statement by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in which he suggested holding talks in Minsk with the participation of the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, the USA, the UK, Germany, and France, we inform that Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko is, of course, already familiar with the statement of the Ukrainian head of state. We would like to note that the policy of the Belarusian President has not changed. Neither has his attitude to the conflict in Ukraine. Therefore,
1. Our President absolutely supports Volodymyr Zelensky’s offer. This position remains unchanged: you cannot look at each other through the scope of a weapon. You need to sit down at the negotiating table and address numerous pending issues.
2. With regard to the proposals concerning the participants of the meeting, all remember that the Belarusian President has repeatedly said that it was us, the three Slavic nations, that should solve this problem. Not the Europeans, not the Americans, but us if we do not want it to turn into a frozen conflict following the example of other hot spots in the post-Soviet space (this topic was raised during the Forum of Regions of Belarus and Ukraine last year). But since attempts to solve the problem in such a format have failed and since one of the parties to the conflict, namely Ukraine, insists and suggests inviting other players, then we will support this format, too… So much so that Aleksandr Lukashenko has long spoken about the participation of the United States in resolving this conflict. Without Americans it will be difficult to solve this problem as they are deeply involved in these processes.
3. Regarding the venue of the meeting… There are no two ways about it: the war is at our doorstep, and it has always been an honor for Minsk to host peace initiatives and negotiations.

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Ambassador of Belarus to the UAE A.Luchenok presented his Credentials

Source: Republic of Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs in English

08-07-2019
On July 7, 2019 the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the UAE, Andrei Luchenok, presented his Credentials to the Vice President, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

During the ceremony, Ambassador of Belarus confirmed his intention to do his best for further comprehensive strengthening of cooperation between the two countries.

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Greetings to Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro

Source: President of the Republic of Belarus

5 July 2019

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent greetings to Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro as the country celebrates Independence Day.
“This day embodies bright dreams of Venezuelan people about freedom, accord, wellbeing and prosperity. In spite of many difficulties, your country continues to resolutely assert its right to independence and its own development path,” the head of state said.
The President emphasized that Belarus and Venezuela connected by brotherly relations have similar views on the just world order. The two countries are totally against unilateral sanctions and interference in domestic affairs of independent countries. “Venezuelan people can always count on our support in the protection of common values,” Aleksandr Lukashenko assured. “I am convinced that only constructive dialogue relying on the principles of international law can ensure peaceful co-existence of states.”
The Belarusian leader emphasized the interest of our country in the further enhancement of productive cooperation with Venezuela across the board.
Aleksandr Lukashenko wished Nicolas Maduro strong health and fulfillment of all plans. He also wished Venezuelan people peace and happiness.

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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs О.Kravchenko meets the Ambassador of France

Source: Republic of Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs in English

04-07-2019

On July 4, 2019 the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Oleg Kravchenko, met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Republic of Belarus, Didier Kaness.

During the meeting the sides discussed the current state and prospects of developing the Belarusian-French cooperation and relations between Belarus and the EU, discussed the results of the visit of the Belarusian delegation headed by O.Kravchenko to Paris in May, 2019.

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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus A.Dapkiunas meets the Ambassador of Azerbaijan

Source: Republic of Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs in English

04-07-2019
On July 4, 2019, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Andrei Dapkiunas, met with the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Belarus, Latif Gandilov.

During the meeting, the interlocutors discussed issues of strengthening the interaction of Belarus and Azerbaijan within international organizations, including the OSCE and its Parliamentary Assembly.

In addition, the sides exchanged views on the results of the II European Games, which recently ended in Minsk. The Ambassador of Azerbaijan noted that he was impressed by the degree of involvement of young people in the preparation and holding of the event, and the important contribution of volunteers to the success of the II European Games. He also added that foreign guests were touched by the benevolent attitude and support that were provided by the fans to all participants without exception.

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Belarus President’s speech at padare in honor of 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation and Independence Day

Source: President of the Republic of Belarus

3 July 2019

Memory of those, who fought during the Great Patriotic War, is part of the national self-awareness of Belarusians. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the relevant statement during the parade held on 3 July in honor of Independence Day and the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders.
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that today Belarus solemnly celebrates the key state holiday – Independence Day. The President remarked that this day restored peace to the land tormented by the Nazi occupation back in 1944. This day demonstrated the enduring force of the Soviet people, of the Belarusians, who fought for their freedom to the death.
“The final battles for the capital city of our motherland – Minsk – thundered here exactly 75 years ago. It was a victory over death itself. It was a triumph of unity and the force of the spirit of the great generation of warriors-liberators,” the head of state said. “Today we once again recall all, who heroically stopped the aggressor’s strike. This memory is part of our national self-awareness.”
Year after year on 3 July the Belarusian nation particularly acutely feels heroic episodes of the Great Patriotic War, Aleksandr Lukashenko stated. “We live through every fact anew as if we had been the ones to shed the last drop of blood in defense of the Brest Fortress and the Buinichi field, as if we had been the ones to die in the death camp Trostenets and the children concentration camp Krasny Bereg, as if we had died in fire in Khatyn and crossed the Dnieper Line,” the President said.
He reminded that Belarus was the first to feel the blow of the invaders. Belarus became the human shield standing in their way. Not a single patch of native land was given up without a fight. The enemy faced resistance from the first minutes of the war. Although Belarus was destroyed and occupied, it remained unconquered, the head of state pointed out.

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Telephone conversation with Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan

Source: President of the Republic of Belarus

2 July 2019

On the initiative of the Armenian side there was a telephone conversation between Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko and Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on 2 July.
The sides discussed the development of bilateral relations, interaction of Belarus and Armenia in integration associations. In particular, the conversation focused on cooperation in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Yerevan will host a session of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council on 1 October 2019.
The sides also discussed the expansion of foreign economic ties of the Eurasian Economic Union with Singapore and Iran. The work on a free trade agreement between the EAEU, its member states and Singapore is currently in progress.
During the telephone conversation Aleksandr Lukashenko praised the performance of Armenian athletes at the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 and congratulated the prime minister of Armenia. Nikol Pashinyan, in turn, congratulated the Belarusian leader on the success of this multisport forum.
Nikol Pashinyan also congratulated Aleksandr Lukashenko on forthcoming Independence Day and the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation which will be celebrated on 3 July.

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