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24 Apr 2016

Belarus, UN should work together for common future

MINSK, 24 April (BelTA) – Belarus and the United Nations should work together for the common future, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS of the UN Development Program Ms Cihan Sultanoglu said at the ceremony that took place in Minsk on 24 April to unveil a memorial near the Tree of Peace and Sustainable Development in Minsk to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War and the UN foundation, BelTA has learned.

Ms Cihan Sultanoglu stressed that although the years of WWII were difficult for Belarus, the country managed to withstand. “Every time I come to Minsk I see how the city is developing,” she said. According to her, Belarus and the United Nations should work together for the common future. Ms Cihan Sultanoglu called upon everyone to promise themselves to stay committed to the adopted sustainable development goals, to build the world without poverty, and the future without the fear of war, the future where there would be place for all the people of the planet.

In turn, Belarus Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Valentin Rybakov stated that the cooperation between Belarus and the UN would remain in the public limelight, in the focus of the life of the country and international partners. In his words, the opening of the memorial is a considerable contribution to the development and strengthening of cooperation.

Valentin Rybakov also stressed that Belarus’ activity in international security continues. The country is doing its best to promote rapprochement between the conflicting parties, reach stability, peace and well-being, and provides its platform for peace talks.

The memorial was unveiled in the Loshitsa Park in Minsk.

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