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28 May 2015

Belarus suggests developing strategy of international cooperation on Chernobyl post 2016

MINSK, 29 May (BelTA) – Belarus put forward a proposal to develop a strategy of international cooperation on Chernobyl post 2016. The proposal was reviewed during a meeting of experts which was held in Minsk, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The meeting was attended by representatives from seven countries and 11 international organizations participating in the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Chernobyl. "The focus was on the implementation of Chernobyl-related programs and projects, preparation of the international events in connection with the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster which wil be held in 2016. The priorities were set for future cooperation in dealing with the health, environmental and socio-economic consequences of the Chernobyl disaster,” the press service informed.

Two new rounds of consultations are expected to be held this year to prepare the recommendations for the future actions of the international community on Chernobyl for adoption by the UN General Assembly.

The event was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Emergencies Ministry, and the United Nations Development Program.

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