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7 Mar 2017

Minsk university to take part in UN linguistics conference

MINSK, 7 March (BelTA) – Permanent Representative of Belarus to the UN Andrei Dalkiunas met with UN Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management Catherine Pollard, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“The parties exchanged information on the first New York conference of the universities that train interpreters for the UN system (including the Minsk State Linguistic University). They also discussed Belarus’ initiative to honor the role and place of translation in the diplomatic profession, as well as the work of the people who create it – professional interpreters and translators,” the ministry’s press service noted.

Andrei Dalkiunas and Catherine Pollard also reviewed the issues of further cooperation between the UN Secretariat and the UN member states’ missions, including the cooperation within the framework of the Working Group on the Revitalization of the General Assembly.

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