NEW YORK, 27 September (BelTA) – Belarus places special emphasis on the prevention of military conflicts and danger to human life, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he spoke at the plenary meeting of the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Summit on 27 September, BelTA has learned.
According to the Belarusian head of state, sustainable development of any country is impossible without peace and security. “The Belarusian people learnt this established truth from their life experience. Last century Belarus was the place of the bloodiest battles of the two world wars,” said the President.
“Losing one third of its population in the war against the Nazis, Belarus rose from the ashes to cherish peace and concord in the society, secure well-being of its people and sustainable development of its state,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed.
The President stressed that over the years of its sovereignty Belarus has honorably fulfilled the millennium development goals related to eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving 100% adult literacy, promoting gender equality, social-political stability, and preventing ethnic and religious discrimination.
“We have no maternal mortality. We have the lowest child mortality in the world. This means democracy and not the ideas our western teachers have been trying to plant among us,” stressed Alexander Lukashenko.