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23 Sep 2016

Belarus’ contribution to UN activities praised

MINSK, 23 September (BelTA) - President of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly Peter Thomson expressed words of appreciation for Belarus’ contribution to the UN activities at the meeting with Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei, BelTA learnt from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Peter Thomson also underlined the noble principles, which the country consistently promotes in the Organization.

Vladimir Makei, for his part, expressed Belarus’ full support for the initiatives of the President of the General Assembly, first of all, in what concerns the development of global mechanisms to facilitate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The sides shared the opinion regarding the importance of reviving the sense of collective responsibility of the UN member states for the situation in the organization and agreed on joint work to increase the authority of the General Assembly and revitalize its activity.

Vladimir Makei also invited Peter Thomson to visit Belarus any time convenient for him.

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