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27 Sep 2015

Lukashenko: The UN should not be used to demonstrate one’s power

NEW YORK, 27 September (BelTA) – The United Nations Organization should not be used to demonstrate one’s power, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he spoke at the plenary meeting of the 2015 UN Sustainable Development Summit on 27 September, BelTA has learned.

“As a UN member, I cannot but speak about the crisis of international structures. It seems that today their role is to be a place for the states to argue and often to be a means of pressure on the states that cannot please the great of the world,” said Alexander Lukashenko.

Lukashenko: The UN should not be used to demonstrate one’s power“Have a look at a great number of resolutions passed at the UN. Does the voting help address conflicts? Does it serve the consolidation of the world community? Do these resolutions improve the people’s life? Let us speak frankly: “They do not”. They vote and start dividing. It generates more distrust and disunity,” the Belarusian leader said.

“I am convinced that the UN should not be used for the demonstration of one’s power. It weakens the Organization and destroys trust in it, contradicts its very nature and mission,” the President of Belarus stressed.

According to Alexander Lukashenko, it is hardly surprising that the traditional international structures have been playing an insufficient role both in the prevention of conflicts and their settlement.

“We should put an end to this malpractice. The UN should be a venue for cooperation, not confrontation,” the Belarusian leader said.

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