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28 Sep 2015

Makei: Belarus wants its voice to be heard

NEW YORK, 29 September (BelTA) – The international community needs to determine the challenges and threats and address them in the order of priority, Belarus’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei told reporters, BelTA has learned.

“In one of his speeches the President said that the world needs more responsible politicians like those who stood at the origins of the United Nations Organization 70 years ago. Back then they laid the foundations which enabled us to regulate various conflicts and prevent the outbreak of a new world war for a long time,” the minister said.

According to Vladimir Makei, today’s politicians lack sincerity and responsibility. “Some want to be elected to the UN Security Council, others want to get donor assistance from big states, certain politicians have other motives. But these are narrow interests. These politicians forget about a number of global challenges which the mankind is facing today and which may even lead to the death of the mankind in the future. We need to focus on the resolution of these challenges. However, because of the narrow view of the situation they focus on minor or less important issues today,” the minister said.

“Therefore, today we must determine the challenges and threats facing the global community such as terrorism, starvation, poverty, etc. and address them in priority order. We need to work out adequate measures to respond to these threats. The President mentioned these issues in his speech,” Vladimir Makei said.

“Although Belarus is a small state, we want our voice to be heard. The speeches of certain leaders who came here were a sort of self-evaluation reports on their achievements in the economy and politics. It is important but it is not the main thing. Unlike other countries, Belarus openly and sincerely speaks about urgent global issues facing the mankind which are to be discussed in the United Nations today, 70 years after the establishment of the organization,” the minister stressed.

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